These showy annuals and perennials are native to dry stony slopes South Africa, and often called African Daisies. They have daisy-like blooms that open in the sun and close up when it gets cloudy. Each flower can be up to 3″ across and the colors make them stand out from a distance.
Name Derivation: From the Greek arktos, (bear) and otis, (ear); referring to the pappus scales
Common Name: African Daisy
Arctotis is in the family Asteraceae.