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Cape Weed, Cape Marigold
Scientific Name: Arctotheca calendula (L.) Levyns
Synonym: Cryptostemma calendulacea, Arctotis calendula, Arctotheca calendulaceum, Cryptostemma calendula
Family: Asteraceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,13-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Damaged by freezing temperatures

Heat Tolerance: In the hot deserts, plant in the fall, for spring colors

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, or winter annual, rosette, up to 20 inches in diameter (50 cm) with creeping stolons ; lower leaf surface white, densely covered with white woolly hairs

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Division, stolons

Listed as a noxious weed in California. The ornamental plants used as groundcover are sterile and safe, but the seed-bearing plants have naturalized in California.

Blooming Habits:
Daisy-like yellow flowers, most of the summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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