Gorteria diffusa
“Beetle Daisy”

Are you looking at me? Yes, this very rare and fascinating annual from South Africa bears 2.5” bright orange “daisy” flowers with intriguing “eyes” – kinda eerie and lots of fun! Textured and almost iridescent, the spots mimic female bee flies, tempting amorous males. From 4-10” tall, it spreads to about 18” across, blooming freely from mid-Spring to late Summer with its upward facing blooms. Excellent in rock gardens, trailing over the edge of a bed and a delight in a pot where you can get an “eyeful” close-up! Clay and drought tolerant, we grow ours in well-drained soil with average water and compost.

 

Annie

Full Sun
Avg./Low water

Annual
all zones