Dimorphotheca is one of eight genera of the Calenduleae, with a centre of diversity in Southern Africa. Some species can hybridize with Osteospermum, and crosses are sold as cultivated ornamentals. The name "Dimorphotheca" comes from the Greek "Dis" "Morphe" and "Theka", meaning "two shaped fruit", referring to the dimorphic cypselae, a trait inherent to members of the Calenduleae. Plants of this genus usually have bisexual flowers.
To 1m compact perennial, white daisy flowers, maroon reverse in Spring, dry, extremely showy. Sow Autumn.
USDA Zone - 6
Season to Sow - Autumn
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