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botanical name:
Arctotis x hybrida 'Blackberry Ice'
Arctotis x hybrida 'Blackberry Ice' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  African Daisy
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Short-lived perennial normally grown as a half-hardy annual. Felty, lobed, wavy-edged silvery grey-green leaves. Attractive daisy-like, yellow centred flowerheads from June to early autumn, with narrow petals that are white at the tips and rich dark purple near the bases.

cultivation:
Frost tender. Sharply drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun.

propagation:
By stem cuttings.

usage:
Bedding schemes, containers and gravel gardens.

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