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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
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.

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

By stem cuttings.

Bedding schemes, containers and gravel gardens.

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