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Dimorphotheca cuneata

Common name rainflower
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8)
Flowers white (early spring)
Size to 4'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinates readily at room temperature or slightly warmer
detailed seed-starting info below

Shrubby South African daisy covered in yellow-centered white flowers in early spring, with some variations producing yellow- or pink-petaled blooms. It is native to areas with winter rainfall, which is a good match for Houston's wet-winter climate. In its native habitat it is quite long-lived. Leaves are aromatic when crushed.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F (88%G, 6-17d). Germination occurred in two flushes separated by more than a week; I suspect that temperature variations played a role, with an uptick in temperature triggering the second flush
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (67%G, 5d)

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