Dimorphotheca chrysanthemifolia (Vent.) DC.

Chrysanthemum-leaved Cape Marigold

Family: Compositae

Genus: Dimorphotheca

Category: Perennial

Zones: Not frost hardy

Size: 2 to 3' tall

Exposure: Sun


Shrubby perennial. Lower stems are woody. Flowers 3" diameter, yellow. Not suited to humid areas. Well-drained soil.


Native to South Africa and introduced in 1790. Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 6: 73 in 1838.

Basionym is Calendula chrysanthemifolia Vent. 1804.


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