Arctotis Safari Sunset
PBR Name: Arcsunset
This South African native has been hybridised here in Australia. Safari Sunset bears bold, dark-centred, deep crimson flowers which work brilliantly with other colours in the range. It displays the same grey-green, tough foliage Arctotis is known for and is sure to stand out in the garden.
Height to 45cm
Width to 70cm
Late autumn or early winter through to spring or early summer in cooler climates.
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.
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.
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.
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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|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|