How to Sow Mixed Pastel African Daisy Seeds
African daisy is also known as the star of velt and cape marigold. It is a colourful variety that contains pastel and orange coloured petals with a dark ring around the centre, making them stand out in any garden as a border or potted plant. This variety will bloom all through summer forming beautifully scented 4″ flowers and foliage en mass. The flowers will close during colder weather and also at night, then reopen in the sunlight.
How to Grow Mixed Pastel African Daisy from Seed
- Mixed African daisies can be sown and grown indoors at any time in an area with plenty of light like a windowsill. Ideal germination temperatures are between 20-24 degrees.
- Plant seeds at a depth of 1/8″ with a plant spacing of 10 to 12″ and water moderately. Using seed trays or pots, sow in a high quality seed compost.
- The germination period takes between 15 to 20 days and will fully mature between 80 to 90 days.
- Once seedlings are big enough they can be transplanted to their final location that has full sun keeping the soil moist but well drained.
- Once Flowers have fully bloomed they can be harvested for consumption and are also pet-safe.