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Rain Flower

Dimorphotheca cuneata

Also known as

White Bietou, Karoo Bietou

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

80cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Dimorphotheca cuneata orange variety
Dimorphotheca cuneata pink variety

Rain Flower Overview

Rain Flowers are an easy to grow, low-maintenance plant that has white, pink or orange flowers. This drought tolerant plant is ideal for water-wise gardens. The leaves are fragrant when crushed but should not be consumed by livestock.

Common problems with Rain Flower

The Rain Flower is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

    Rain Flower Companion Plants

    Plant alongside succulents, low growing fynbos and hardy spring annuals.

    A photo of Crassula pellucida ssp. alsinoides

    Crassula pellucida ssp. alsinoides

    Crassula pellucida ssp. alsinoides

    How to harvest Rain Flower

    Flowers can be harvested and used as a cut flower.

    How to propagate Rain Flower

    Seed

    Fill a well-draining seed pan with sandy loam mixture during cool autumn months. Sprinkle a thin layer of coarse river sand on top, 5 mm deep and sow seeds in this. Plant out when 5 cm tall.

    Cuttings

    Plant soft tip growth in 50% perlite and 50% sharp river sand. Keep moist. Feed with a foliar organic feed. Strike cuttings in autumn when the plant is actively growing.

    Special features of Rain Flower

    Drought resistant

    This drought tolerant plant is ideal for water-wise gardens.

    Pot plant

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Rain Flower

    Ornamental

    The flowers make a stunning spring display in garden beds and rockeries.