Dimorphotheca is distinctly fussy about its requirements. It needs a well-drained, light soil and as much sun as possible -put it in ashady spot and thewill refuse to open. Give it a good home in a rockery, window box or flower bed and the bright, Daisy-like will provide sheets of colour in summer. The flowers are suitable for ; remove dead blooms to prolong the .
VARIETIES: The garden varieties of Dimorphotheca are hybrids of D. aurantiaca. Around the dark central disc the petals may be white, yellow, orange or salmon-pink. The largest flowers are borne by ‘Goliath’ and ‘Orange Glory’ but the popular choice is the compact ‘Dwarf Salmon’. The shining white varieties are eye-catching – pick ‘Glistening White’ or ‘Pole Star’.
SITE AND SOIL: A well-drained sandy soil in full sun is necessary.
PLANT DETAILS: Height 1 ft.
Spacing: 9 in.
Flowering period: June-August.
PROPAGATION: Dislikesdisturbance. Sow in April or May where they are to flower.