African Daisy (Dimorphotheca sinuata) Stick Seed, also known as the Cape Marigold, grow into orange or yellow daisies. They are famous for cut flower trade in Gerbera. These plants create vibrant color in their native range. They are annual flowers and they bloom with full sunlight, which is more than 6 hours per day. Their blooming time is from summer to fall and they grow best when the soil is dry, average or well-drained. Also, they will tolerate sandy, loamy and dry soil. Just like the hot climate they originate from, they are adaptable to the hot sun. They are ideal for containers, cut flowers, showy flowers and extended blooms.
The seeds can be stored in a cool and dry place but not in the refrigerator which is extremely cold. They can be used for deer resistant gardens, as these wildflower's bright color and bitter taste are perfect for keeping such pests away from the gardens. The species are an exact replica for the D. aurantiaca and often get mistaken for being the same flower. The South African saying, “waiting for water” is used when it comes to this particular daisy. The South Africans claim it is best not to water your daisy so much.