Height: 10 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Aurora Daisy
Group/Class: The Ravers Series
An eye catching groundcover perennial that produces stunning yellow blooms with gold and black centers; tolerates freezing temperatures only briefly; deadhead regularly to promote new blooms; tolerates light shade only
The Ravers Bumble Bee African Daisy features showy yellow daisy flowers with gold eyes and black centers at the ends of the stems from mid fall to late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose pointy leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
The Ravers Bumble Bee African Daisy is a dense herbaceous annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
The Ravers Bumble Bee African Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
The Ravers Bumble Bee African Daisy will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. Although it’s not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.