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Arctotis x hybrida 'Blackberry Ice'
common name: African Daisy
growth rate: fast
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
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.