Its pollen retains many of the plesiomorphic characters of the group and as such is very similar to that of Cuspidia, Arctotis, etc.
(4) Author for Correspondence; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Table 1 Collections of Arctotideae Pollen Examined Species Location Collector Arctotheca calendula (L.) Australia Funk 12,213 Levyns Arctotheca calendula (L.) South Africa Funk & Koekemoer Levyns 12,418 Arctotis fastuosa Jacq.
L., 1753.--Validated by a description in
BRIGHTEN up borders by sowing seeds of flowers such as Nicotiana, Felicia, Alyssum, Arctotis
, Ageratum in a heated propagator.
Orange blooms of Arctotis
'Pumpkin Pie', Leucadendron 'Flame Tip' and L.
Get sowing lots of annuals, including begonias, celosias, Arctotis
, alyssum, gerbera, marigolds, nemesia, bells of Ireland, Gailiardia cleome and sweet peas.
(Both Southern California and South Africa's Western Cape Province have Mediterranean climates, characterized by long, dry summers and mild but wet winters.) Alan started a wish list of plants--including acacia, aloes, arctotis
, kalanchoe, and leucadendron--and asked landscape designer Robert Cornell (626/398-5581) to help him fit them all in.
'Maori Queen' with orange African daisy (Arctotis
) and purple Mexican bush sage; reddish brown P.
The list of choices seems to go on forever: Arctotis
, Dimorphotheca, Euryops, Felicia, Gazania, Gerbera, and Osteospermum are woven into shrub and perennial beds, splashed over bare spaces in the border, and allowed to spill out of containers.
These include arctotis
, helianthemum, Shasta daisies, and bright yellow coreopsis.
A 3-foot-wide bed at its base holds a collection of colorful pernnials, including variegated ajuga, arctotis
, dusty miller, black mondo grass, and Tradescantia virginiana.
When you want color, few low-growing plants offer more than the four shown: Cape weed, arctotis, gazania, and osteospermum.
By summer, water just enough to keep plants from wilting; overwatering encourages root rot, especially on arctotis and gazanias.
Some (arctotis and coreopsis, for instance) grow fast enough to bloom the first year from a spring planting.
These sprout in warm conditions: agapanthus (probably three years to bloom), arctotis, chrysanthemum (seeds are tiny), gaillardia, gerbera (requires protection when young), rudbeckia, Shasta daisy (single- and double-flowered types, dwarf and tall strains are obtainable and easy to grow).