African daisy

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African daisy

n.
Any of several African plants in the composite family, especially those in the genera Arctotis, Dimorphotheca, Gerbera, Lonas, and Osteospermum, that have showy flower heads.
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Noun1.African daisy - shrub of southwestern Mediterranean region having yellow daisylike flowersAfrican daisy - shrub of southwestern Mediterranean region having yellow daisylike flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Lonas, Lonas - one species: yellow ageratum
2.African daisy - African or Asiatic herbs with daisylike flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gerbera, Gerbera - genus of South African or Asiatic herbs: African daisies
Barberton daisy, Gerbera jamesonii, Transvaal daisy - widely cultivated South African perennial having flower heads with orange to flame-colored rays
3.African daisy - any of several plants of the genus Arctotis having daisylike flowersAfrican daisy - any of several plants of the genus Arctotis having daisylike flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Arctotis, genus Arctotis - herbs and subshrubs: African daisy
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In early mornings, Mama, an insatiable gardener would be weeding her orchid lilies, later roses and African daisies.
OSTEOSPERMUM 'TRESCO PURPLE' AFRICAN daisies look tender but they are hardy perennials.
Sometimes called African daisies or just osteos, they come in a range of colors to fit any decorating scheme: blue, orange, pink, purple, white or yellow, often with blue centers.
10 Osteospermum 'Voltage Yellow' African daisies are long flowering so will brighten up your garden until autumn.
4 OSTEOSPERMUM 'VOLTAGE YELLOW' African daisies are long flowering so this blast of yellow should brighten up your garden until autumn.
Go instead for sunflowers, fuchsia, African daisies and busy Lizzies."
Thus tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, dahlias, impatiens, basils (it does not even like a forecast of cold), begonias, African daisies, and heliotropes demand warmth.
We have not stopped sowing seeds though, and have been sowing some hardy annual seeds out of doors, straight into the ground where they will grow and flower - plants like the South African daisies, Dimorphotheca, with white, cream and buff-orange flowers.
The mix is primarily comprised of California poppies, rose clover, African daisies, baby blue eyes, buffalo eyes, goldfields and tidy tips daisies.

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