Dimorfoteka złocista (Dimorphotheca aurantica), saffron, also known as the golden flower, has flowers somewhat similar to those of gerbera, but smaller. The most common cultivars are golden-yellow and orange flowers, but there are also apricot and salmon, and rarer - white. It is a herbaceous plant, with twisted or buttocks leaves, whole banks, serrated or indented. It reaches height 20-30 cm. It blooms through June, July and August, and if autumn is sunny – even in October. Dimorphotheque is perfect for borders. It can also be used to supplement perennial beds and as a cut flower. It is sown in the second decade of April, when the earth is warm. It blooms in 4-6 weeks after sowing. It is planted in rows distant by 25-30 cm. Spacing between plants in a row – 15-20 cm. Likes a sunny position, needs warm, fertile and well-drained soil. It is sensitive to excess water and lack of sun, on cloudy and rainy days, flower petals warm up. To ensure abundant and continuous flowering, we have to remove faded flowers. You can also sow dimorphotica o 1-2 weeks earlier on the seedbed, then they are planted permanently in the first decade of May.
The variety with apricot flowers is Buff Beauty – show. 30 cm, Isard salmon apricot shade – show. 30 crn.
A variety with large inflorescences, in diameter 10 cm, lingual flowers with a satin sheen, orange with a dark spot at the base, or tubular – dark brown, almost black – Tetra Goliath.