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Arctotis acaulis Torch Purple * Torch Purple African Daisy

Arctotis Torch Purple may be "just" a glorified gazania,and it is in a closely related genus. But this South African native puts on a great show, particularly if the time is taken to strip off the dead flowers. While tedious deadheading might be an appropriate thought if too many have been planted, if reason is used at planting time Arctotis acaulis torch purple is well worth the effort and the deadheading dramatically extends the blooming period significantly. There will be a wealth of 2" purple blooms from early spring through hard frost. Arctotis Torch Purple is hardy into the mid teens if it hardens off slowly enough. Other colors of Arctotis are more tender and often spread more than is appropriate for a perennial garden. I use Arctotis Torch Purple frequently but keep my plant count for any one garden on a strict budget. Other African Daisies from our list include Arctotis gumbletonii, Arctotis Pink Sugar, and Arctotis Sun Spot Orange

Arctotis acaulis Torch Purple, Torch Purple African Daisy

Flowers and foliage of Arctotis acaulis Torch Purple the Torch Purple African Daisy. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.