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A picture of a Rock Daisy

Rock Daisy

Heterolepis aliena

Heterolepis aliena by Dave Richardson (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Tender

H4-H2

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Rock Daisy Overview

When walking through the Mathews Rockery in Kirstenbosch during early summer, it is impossible to miss Heterolepis aliena. It is quite dazzling, covered in large, golden yellow daisies. The only reason I can find for its low profile in the horticultural world is that, being adapted to a hot, dry, sunny, well-drained habitat, it finds the average well-watered suburban garden a bit too wet for its liking. Nevertheless, it does very well in rockeries, waterwise and fynbos gardens and has great potential for planting on sunny retaining walls.

Special features of Rock Daisy

Drought resistant

Coastal | Area Specific

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