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Beach Pumpkin

Arctotheca populifolia

Also known as

Beach Daisy, Dune Arctotheca

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H3-H1c

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

15cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Beach Pumpkin Overview

Common dune plant along the southern African coast. This little yellow daisy will continue flowering for most of the year if kept watered. Suitable for coastal gardens close to the beach with very sandy soils.

Common problems with Beach Pumpkin

No known pests and diseases. Very useful to suppress weeds.

    How to harvest Beach Pumpkin

    Seeds are normally wind dispersed.

    How to propagate Beach Pumpkin

    Cuttings

    Take root cuttings at any time and plant in sandy soil. Keep moist until roots have formed.

    Seed

    Sow seed during winter or spring.

    Special features of Beach Pumpkin

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts bees

    Attracts bees

    Pioneer

    Other uses of Beach Pumpkin

    Groundcover in coastal gardens and as a dune stabilizer. Weed suppressor

    Weed suppressor

    Dune stabiliser