Cheerful heralds of spring.
In South Africa’s famous carpets of Cape spring flowers, you’ll find the parents of these wonderful bedding plants. They’re stocky, drought tolerant, and need no pinching or extra fuss to produce a carpet of big blooms, sometimes with interesting colour patterns or colours that begin dark and fade to softer tones for a spectrum of shades. Although you can grow them in other months, its best to time them to begin flowering in June to August. They’ll keep looking great until the midsummer heat strikes.