Arctotis Red Radiance
Arctotis or African Daisy is a proudly South African variety of ground cover. It provides large and colourful daisy-like flowers that range from pink to red, yellow and burnt orange….. in fact just the colours that one would enjoy when experiencing an African Sunset.
Arctotis Red Radiance is an evergreen perennial that can grows to approximately 30cm in height. They tend to spread around 30-40cm when fully grown, creating mounds of vivid colour.
Although they will tolerate some shade they are much happier in sun where their blooms will open wide to display bright colour. The flowers are real sun worshipers and take on a life of their own as they close at sunset and won’t open at all on cloudy and rainy days.
These plants are the perfect subject to have in a garden as they produce an abundance of large, daisy-like flowers above tight grey-green leaves. They have a long flowering period ranging from autumn, through winter and into spring. Remove spent flowers to keep plants looking tidy and to encourage more blooms.
This indigenous ground cover prefers well drained soil and has average water needs. It is not too demanding on gardeners and only requires water when the soil is dry. That being said, regular water will produce lush growth and prolific flowers.
Arctotis Red Radiance is coast friendly, so grow them in your seaside gardens where they will handle salt laden wind and dry coastal conditions.
All in all, Arctotis are low maintenance plants that will perform best with regular feeding. They make a good ground cover that will suppress weeds ensuring you have more time to enjoy your garden.
Arctotis ‘Red Radiance’ has large brilliant maroon-red flowers.
Use them en masse as ground covers in mixed flower beds or grow them in rockeries. How about growing them in pots ……enjoy your African daisies, isn’t it wonderful that we can steal a little bit of an Africa sunset for our gardens.
Eastern Cape Stockists:
Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Floradale Nursery – East London
Red Leaf Nursery – Port Alfred
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth
Free State Stockists:
Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Harrismith Kwekery – Harrismith
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein
4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
GardenShop Flora Farm
GardenShop Menlo Park
GardenShop Parktown North
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Montrose Nursery – Morningside
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Safari Tuinsentrum – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg
North West Stockists:
Western Cape Stockists:
Cape Garden – Joostenbergvlakte
Cape Garden – Somerset West
Cape Garden – Stellenbosch
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Kenilworth
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Express – Stellenbosch
Builders Express – Willowbridge
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – George
Builders Warehouse – Helderberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg
**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**