Plants belonging to the Venidium genus are half hardy annuals. They range in height from 45 to 60 cm (18 to 24 inches).
Venidium have silver coloured lobed leaves and bloom in the summer carrying daisy like flowers of orange or yellow with black centres.
Some commonly grown garden Venidium include Cape Daisy, Namaqualand Daisy, and Monarch of the Veldt.
Venidium fastuosum by Koizumi.
NB. Venidium is synonymous with Arctotis
Venidium fastuosum (Venidium Orange Prince), photograph by Internet Archive Book Images; CC.
Venidium White Monarch (Venidium White Monarch of the Veldt / White Cape Daisy), picture by Swallowtail Garden Seeds; CC.
Unless you live in a warm area it is best to grow Venidium plants such as Cape Daisy indoors.
Sow the seeds at a depth of 3 mm (1/10th inch), about ten weeks before you expect the last frost of spring in your area.
Venidium seeds will take about one or two weeks to germinate at a temperature of 15 to 18 degrees centigrade (59 to 64°F).
Transplant the Cape daisy (Venidium) seedlings outdoors following the last frost, at a spacing of 30 cm (1 foot).
Ideally Venidium species should grow in a sunny part of the garden, and in a dry and light soil.
Venidium plants like Cape Daisies are pretty easy plants to look after.
Water sparingly as they prefer a dry soil, stake larger varieties.
The Venidium genus, commonly known as Monarch of the Veldt, includes about 12 species.
Yes, Venidium species are favored for their daisy-like flowers and are great for borders, cutting gardens, or as ground cover.
The most commonly grown species is Venidium fastuosum, also known as Cape Daisy or Monarch of the Veldt.
Venidium species are not typically known for their fragrance, but their vibrant flowers are highly attractive.
Venidium enjoys a sunny location with well-drained soil. They're an excellent choice for borders, ground cover, or cutting gardens.
Currently, Venidium is not known to be invasive in the USA. Always refer to local regulations for accurate information.
To remove Venidium, uproot the entire plant, ensuring all roots are removed to prevent regrowth.
Venidium is a plant genus in the Asteraceae family, originating from South Africa. It includes several species of annual plants, often referred to as Cape Daisy or Monarch of the Veldt.
Venidium prefers full sun and well-drained soil for best growth. It is typically grown from seeds, which are sown in spring. Its vibrant, daisy-like flowers open during the day and close at night or in cloudy conditions.