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African Daisy Opera Fire™ in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Arctotis 'Opera Fire™'

 

African Daisy 'Opera Fire™'

Arctotis are deciduous or evergreen, annuals or perennials, upright or spreading. Some have simple leaves, some have lobed leaves - often with a silvery underside. The flowers are daisy-like and showy, in Summer and early Autumn. ''Opera Fire™' is a deciduous perennial with silvery foliage. The flowers bright orange. This variety will tolerate a bit of frost

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plant Features
  • African Daisy Opera Fire™ likes full sun

    Full sun

  • African Daisy Opera Fire™ likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • African Daisy Opera Fire™ is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • African Daisy Opera Fire™ likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

African Daisy 'Opera Fire™'

Latin name

Arctotis 'Opera Fire™'

type

Annual or perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    African Daisy Opera Fire™ likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    African Daisy Opera Fire™ is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    African Daisy Opera Fire™ likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    African Daisy Opera Fire™ likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown African Daisy Opera Fire™ is 0.40meters x 0.20meters 0.40 M 0.20 M

Arctotis 'Opera Fire™'

Arctotis are deciduous or evergreen, annuals or perennials, upright or spreading. Some have simple leaves, some have lobed leaves - often with a silvery underside. The flowers are daisy-like and showy, in Summer and early Autumn. ''Opera Fire™' is a deciduous perennial with silvery foliage. The flowers bright orange. This variety will tolerate a bit of frost


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Autumn

Showy flowers can appear continuously from late Spring until first frosts, although in hot climates will stop blooming in very hot weather, and will resume when the temperature drops again. Flowers open in sun, close at night, and usually only open partially in cloudy or dull weather

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in full sun, in free-draining soil, in a sheltered, south or west facing position. Alternatively, plant in a container with free-draining compost

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Stem tip cuttings are taken in the spring/early summer from this years growth. Cleanly cut just below a leaf joint, up to a 10cm tip, remove lower leaves and pinch out the tip, dip into hormone compound and place them around the edge of a pot filled with cutting compost., water well. Place a plastic bag over the pot to give humidity, the bag must be removed a couple of times a week to ventilate, put the pot in a light spot but avoid direct sunlight.

 
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