Arctotis acaulis 'Magenta'
Common Name: African daisy, big magenta
Origin: South Africa
Type: Evergreen Perennial
Size: 1 ft. high, spreading to 3-4 ft. wide.
Flowers: 1.5 in. wide magenta flower heads with orange ring around centers, spring to summer; velvety gray foliage.
Uses: Ground cover, color accent, border, color, salt spray, in heat, some wind. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Butterflies, bees like. Deer resistive.
Soil: Prefers loam soil, but tolerates heavier if well-drained.
Water: Low water except when actively growing; drought tolerant.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: Prune off spent blooms to keep it blooming.
Pests & Diseases: Root rot if too much water or poorly-draining soil.
Notes: Look for many other Arctotis cultivars in Garden with other brilliant colors. Same family (Asteraceae) as sunflowers. Hardy to 20° F.