Water Wise Plants
1 ft. to 1 1/2 ft. tall and wide
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
This plant is a low growing ground cover with gray felty leaves that are attractive even when there are no flowers. At our Palo Alto Demonstration Garden we have repeated plantings of 'Purple Torch' throughout the front of our beds to unify the garden. It combines well with Bulbine frutescens, which blooms at approximately the same time.
We do not consider this to be a low maintenance plant. To keep Arctotis looking its best, the flowers should be regularly deadheaded when past their prime. If you have a lot of Arctotis planted in your garden, it can be a chore.
Cuttings root easily in the cool months and that's a good thing because Arctotis looks best when replaced every few years.