Cumulative effect of elevated ultraviolet-B radiation over three generations of the arid environment ephemeral Dimorphotheca
sinuata DC (Asteraceae).
The list of choices seems to go on forever: Arctotis, Dimorphotheca
, Euryops, Felicia, Gazania, Gerbera, and Osteospermum are woven into shrub and perennial beds, splashed over bare spaces in the border, and allowed to spill out of containers.
* After midmonth, sow California poppies, clarkia, and African daisies (Dimorphotheca
); or set out transplants of calendula, Iceland poppy, larkspur, nemesia (near the coast), pansy, snapdragon, stock, and viola.
Photo: "The field seemed to explode overnight!' In early March, cream to gold African daisies (Dimorphotheca
) blotted out the green.
Plenty of seeds can be sown directly, including pheasant's eye (Adonis aestivalis), love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), annual woodruff (Asperuis azurea), Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia), cornflower (Centaurea), marigolds, Californian poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Convolvulus tricolor, Coreopsis, Clarkia elegans, Clarkia pulchella, larkspur (Consolida ejacis), Viper's bugloss (Echium lycopsis) and Star of the Veldt (Dimorphotheca