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Beach Daisy

Arctotheca populifolia

Also known as

Beach Pumpkin, Sea Pumpkin, Coast Capeweed, Dune Arctotheca, South African Beach Daisy, Dune Cabbage, Tonteldoek, Seepampoen, Strandgousblom (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

15cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Beach Daisy

Growing on the dunes
Growing in sand

Beach Daisy 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. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Common problems with Beach Daisy

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

    How to harvest Beach Daisy

    Seeds are normally wind dispersed.

    How to propagate Beach Daisy

    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 Daisy

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts bees

    Attracts bees

    Pioneer

    Other uses of Beach Daisy

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

    Weed suppressor

    Dune stabiliser