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Cape Weed in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Arctotheca calendula

 

Cape Weed

Cape weed is an invasive weed forms rosettes and sends out stolons and can spread across the ground quickly. The leaves are covered with white woolly hairs. Tall, hairy stems bear daisy-like flowers with small yellow petals that sometimes have a green or purple tint surrounded by white or yellow ray petals. It is an attractive ornamental groundcover but needs to be controlled.

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plant Features
  • Cape Weed likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cape Weed likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Cape Weed is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Cape Weed likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cape Weed

Latin name

Arctotheca calendula

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cape Weed likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cape Weed is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Cape Weed likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Cape Weed likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cape Weed is 0.25meters x 0.15meters 0.25 M 0.15 M

Arctotheca calendula

Cape weed is an invasive weed forms rosettes and sends out stolons and can spread across the ground quickly. The leaves are covered with white woolly hairs. Tall, hairy stems bear daisy-like flowers with small yellow petals that sometimes have a green or purple tint surrounded by white or yellow ray petals. It is an attractive ornamental groundcover but needs to be controlled.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Exercise care when planting and take steps to restrict its potential to spread and in doing so, excluding native plants from colonising and possibly expanding into surrounding plant communities. Capeweed infestations may become almost 100% of plant cover which affects soil moisture and nutrient availability to the detriment of other species.

 
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