No I am not a sunflower!

venidiumI’m sure if a Venidium could speak it would say “No I am not a sunflower!”.

Also called Cape Daisy, this is not the easiest plant to find but definitely worth the trouble! You’ll have to search the seed catalogues to find this one, it certainly deserves to be better known…

The sunflower like blooms are 4″ across and are quite distinctive – at the base of each inner petal is a purple-black blotch which gives a rayed effect around the rim of the prominent black disc.

Easy to grow, venidium is a perennial in zones 9 & higher but makes for a spectacular annual in zones 3-8.

A member of the Asteraceae family it originates from South Africa & will reach heights of up to 2 ft. Plant in full sun and water sparingly as they like a dry soil. When starting from seed you’ll get the best results if you start them indoors and plant outside after the last frost.

Venidium will add a brightness to your garden that you will appreciate! It’s perfect for borders and for dry sunny areas. To keep the blooms coming deadhead regularly. Now your only problem is deciding on the variety…

white venidium Zulu Prince flower

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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