Dimorphotheca tragus (Aiton) B.Nord.

Cape Marigold, African Daisy, Sun Marigold

Family: Compositae

Genus: Dimorphotheca

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 10

Size: To 18" tall and 12" wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


1" orange or yellow flowers in spring to summer. Well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Self-sows.


Native to South Africa.

Published in Compositae Newslett. 25: 47 in 1994, isonym see Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 6: 71 in 1838.

Basionym is Calendula tragus Aiton.


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