Arctotis Safari Mist

Category: Arctotis

Arctotis hybrid

PBR Name: Arcmist

This South African native has been hybridised here in Australia. Safari Mist bears very pretty, dark-centred, dusky pink flowers which appear in profusion against contrasting grey-green foliage. Bred in Australia by NuFlora International.

Height to 45cm

Width to 70cm

Flowers
Late autumn or early winter through to spring or early summer in cooler climates.
Planting
They thrive in a full sun position, prefer well-drained soil and will happily tolerate even very sandy coastal soils. Take care when planting not too bury the crown of the plant as this may cause it to rot.
Watering
Plants will tolerate extended periods of dryness but will flower better if kept moist during dry weather. They can definitely be considered as drought tolerant when acclimatised to minimal water once they are planted.
Fertiliser
An application of complete garden fertiliser in spring and again in late summer will help promote strong growth and an abundance of blooms. Alternatively, use a handful of slow release fertiliser at the beginning of spring or a mulch of well rotted animal manure.
Pruning
Removing the spent blooms regularly will also help keep plants looking at their best as well as help extend the flowering season.
Pests and Diseases
There are no serious pests or diseases likely to be encountered in the garden.

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Brand Nature's Wonders
Preferred Climate Semi-arid, Temperate, Mediterranean
Tolerances Coastal - Salt tolerant, Drought tolerant, Light frost tolerant
Use Garden, Ground cover, Pots & tubs
Position Full sun, Part shade
Height 40-60cm

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