Arctotis Opera Rose
A showy, tender, South African perennial with attractive grey leaves, that flourishes in hot dry conditions
and full sun. The striking colourful daisy like flowers are available in a range of bright colours.
Large daisy-like flowers, in a range of bright colours. Some varieties have coloured central disks and
attractive colour bands.
Planting and Growing Arctotis
Choose a hot sunny site for the best show of flowers. Suitable for most garden soils except heavy clay.
Add a little horticultural grit or sand to improve drainage, where necessary.
Plant in borders for a splash of summer colour. Ideal for raised beds, well drained borders, pots and
Tall stemmed forms are very useful for cut flowers.
The flowers close in the evening or in dull shade.
Taking Care of Arctotis
Water container grown plants daily. To improve flowering, apply an all purpose flowering plant food
(slightly higher in phosphorus and potassium) every few weeks, or use a slow release form. Do not over
fertilize. Deadhead regularly to extend the flowering period.
Pests and Diseases
Generally trouble free, although young plants can be affected by aphids
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