Cape Marguerite mixed has very unusual, striking, large Gerbera daisy-like flowers in different shades of orange and yellow. This plant originates from South-Africa, but it can be grown very well in our climate.The firm and sturdy stems are surrounded by darkgreen, serrated leaves. This gorgeous and beautiful flowers with their warm tinges are lovely in any garden, annual border and in the bees and butterflies garden. Can also be grown in pots and containers. Can witstand drought. Non-hardy annual. Height: 30 cm.
African Daisy seeds
Indoor sowing: half March - half April
Outdoor sowing: half April - half May
Germination: 10 - 15 days
Germintation temp. : 18 - 22 °C
Sowing depth: shallow
Plant distance: 20 - 30 cm
Plant position::very sunny and sheltered
Flowering period: June - September
Sow indoors from half March in separate pots with moist potting soil. Sow shallow and press the seeds in gently. Keep moist and cover the pots with some clingfilm to retain the moisture. Remove the clingfilm when the seedlings emerge. Harden the seedlings to outdoors conditions for about 10 days in the beginning of May. Plant the seedlings outdoors on a sunny plot with some shelter and free draining soil, when the seedlings are large enough to handle.Keep moist and weedfree.
Sow from half April on on a sunny plot with some shelter and free draining soil. Sow thinly and shallow and press the seeds in gently. Keep moist and weedfree. Thin the seedlings, when they're large enough to handle, to about 20 - 30 cm apart.