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.