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Gracie5Gracie5 Posts: 125

Arctotis 'Hannah'. This plant flowered non stop in it's pot all through Autumn/ Winter  2013 continuing up to this Summer when it started to look like it was finished and ready for the compost heap. I cut all the dying foliage down and left it, when I eventually got round to sorting it, I was amazed at how much growth it had put on. It's still in it's original pot with no new soil added but is again flowering and full of new buds.

Would love to know if anyone else has had the same experience with this plant

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  • Gracie........what a beautiful pic......I think I'll be adding "Hannah" to my (ever growing) listimage

  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, FrancePosts: 2,163

    Me too! image

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  • DorsetUKDorsetUK Posts: 441

    Lovely flower and I like a splash of red.  Half hardy might be a problem as I don't have winter quarters but might be worth  try

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,354

    This is my Arctotis 'Red Devil', photo taken earlier this month.  I bought it September 2013 and planted it in a raised bed in spring this year and it has flowered non-stop since.  Looking slightly the worse for wear now but still in flower and may well survive in the bed if we have another mild winter.

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    Excellent performance! image

     

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  • Gracie5Gracie5 Posts: 125

    It was a very mild Winter, the reason it has performed so well I suppose. The frosts have arrived now, so will be interesting to see how this plant gets on this Winter. A plant I would highly recommend.

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