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- As a semi-succulent prostrate groundcover, the trailing African daisy is well-adapted to the dry, sandy, windy conditions of its Cape Flats Dune Strandveld habitat. It has cheerful green spoon-shaped leaves and daisy-like flowers with white to purple ray florets surrounding dark violet disc florets. The mass floral display in early spring attracts a host of butterflies, beetles and other interesting goggos to urban gardens.
- Flowering time: July-November
In your garden: For full sun in well-drained soil. Ideal as a fast-growing filler for existing flower beds or for soft texture cascading over a retaining wall. Best suited to coastal gardens.
Distribution: Found growing on coastal dunes from the West Coast to KZN
Illustration: J. Miller, 1755-1760