Arctotis is a genus of annual and perennial plants in the family Asteraceae. Arctotis is native to dry stony slopes in southern Africa. Some of the plants are alternatively placed in the genus Venidium. The common name is "African daisy", or "Gousblom" in Afrikaans.
These plants have daisy-like composite flowers which tend to close in the late afternoon or in dull weather, but numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use which stay open for longer, and are available in a wide range of colours. Tender perennials are often grown in temperate regions as half-hardy annuals. The garden hybrid A. × hybrida hort. 'Flame' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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Now that is a beauty!!!ReplyDelete
I like the deep red of this flower.ReplyDelete
Beautiful color, and a very nice flower. Is it the same we call Marguerite. We have them in many different colors.ReplyDelete
The rich red colour is immensely attractive!ReplyDelete
I do love these flowers with those tiny yellow dots in the center, but have never seen red ones. Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Wow, such a great color, Nick!ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend ... Frauke
I love these wonderful blossoms, and yours have a beautiful color!
Have a nice friday and a good start into the weekend.
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The combination of the red and green enhance the bloom.ReplyDelete
Dear Nick, what a amazing cloour.ReplyDelete
I love that red.....
Have a nice weekend
Such gorgeous color!ReplyDelete
What a Lovely flower!ReplyDelete
Have a nice Weekend!
Greetings from Sweden/Lena
Stunning red. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
A great colour on this one!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful flowers !! I marvel at their beauty !!ReplyDelete
Happy Sunday !
Excellent shot !! The deep red of the blossom is sensational.ReplyDelete
Have a lucky weekend.
Uma boa semana, cheia de surpresas agradáveis!
I love the deep color of this one. Thanks for hosting :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the 200th flower. That's an impressive number, so I am sending you today (pink) a rose, as Moni (reflection blog). Because yes fits today then also a bit the song of Hildegard Knef, easily converted ... "For you it should rain red roses, you shall all wonders encounter ..."