Scientific nameFelicia heterophylla is an annual herb of 0.3 x 0.3 m. The oblanceolate leaves are arranged alternately on the stem, 10-50 mm long, hairy, sometimes with 3 main nerves in the broader leaves. The margins are smooth or rarely obscurely toothed.
Propagate from seed sown in late summer to early autumn (early March in the southern hemisphere). Seed is best sown in a seed bed or seedtray and seedlings transplanted to a sheltered position in the garden whilst they are still fairly small. Germination takes place within one week.
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Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Suitable for sandy soil
It provides food for:
Felicia heterophylla is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos