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Arctotis gumbletonii ~ Gumbleton African Daisy

Arctotis gumbletonii is one of the spectacular African Daisys. The primary blooming period is late Winter into early Spring. Deadheading those spent red flowers will extend this blooming period significantly. These African Daisys are drought tolerant, though they do better with a little summer water they can handle a pretty dry hot season but it leaves them looking pretty scrappy. Arctotis gumbletonii is Winter hardy into the mid 20°'s. Arctotis will bloom better in the full sun but will put on a reasonable amount of color even in a lightly shaded planter. The White Checkered Skipper Northern White Skipper, Mormon Metalmark, Great Purple Hairstreak, California Common Ringlet, and the Painted Lady Butterfly are attracted to the pollen of Arctotis gumbletonii and other plants in the Aster family, making this selection a great choice for the Butterfly Garden

Arctotis gumbletonii, Gumbleton African Daisy

Flowers and foliage of Arctotis gumbletonii the Gumbleton African Daisy. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other African Daisies from our list include:
Arctotis acaulis Torch Purple
Arctotis Opera Rose
Arctotis Pink Sugar
Arctotis stoechadifolia
Arctotis Sun Spot Orange