Can't find arctotis...am losing my mind!

sorrisoMay 23, 2010

Several years ago I purchased some deep orange color arctotis from a local nursery (Bangor, Maine area). The following years I was able to get my fix in either the orange or red. Last year I had to purchase on eBay because no one had them locally. This year still no one has them locally and even the eBay guy isn't selling.

I have done countless internet searches and found a nursery in New Hampshire that has them but they don't ship. The very nice contact person there couldn't believe that I can't find the plant locally.

For those of you who've never had it, it's fabulous! Bright flowers all summer long and everyone who visits my home comments on it.

Does anyone have any leads for me to follow?

Thank you,

Linda

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dfaustclancy

Linda, I had to look up arctotis as I had never heard of it before. It looks a lot like gazania and African Daisy. I think if you look for those items, you will have a better chance of finding what you are looking for, as more people have heard of those....

Good luck.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2010 at 3:22PM
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ontheteam(5a-6 (S.Eastern, MA))

That's a pretty big group of plants.. is there a specific one you are looking for? I am growing the blue one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lots of pics of the Arctotis family

    Bookmark   May 24, 2010 at 10:04PM
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asarum(z6 Boston)

I grow the blue ones from seed each year, but don't think I have seen arctotis of any type at any nurseries this year.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 11:55AM
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sorriso

Thank you for your thoughts Debra. As you and ontheteam point out, it is a BIG group of plants. Specifically I'm looking for either Killerton Red or Pumpkin Pie.

I went to my favorite nursery today, where I got the plant for the first time. He said that his suppliers didn't have it this year. In my internet research I've clicked on a couple of larger nurseries which appear to have it but when you click further, they don't. Asarum, where are you located?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 5:58PM
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capecodder(z6 MA)

Funny you should mention the orange, I saw it today at Howlands' in Fairhaven, MA...it was orange with a purple center, and really, really pretty with purple petunias.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 3:02PM
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sorriso

Still losing my mind :)

In the interim my husband found them once at a local greenhouse (2011) but the next year they didn't have them again and they looked at me like I was very odd when I asked.

My research tells me I can't grow them from seed. Last year I found a greenhouse that shipped but they were all out and unfortunately I didn't write down the name. I'm trying to get in early on ordering but can't find anyplace so I turn back to you.

Any thoughts?

    Bookmark   January 25, 2014 at 3:09PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Bluebird Nursery has "Killerton Red"

http://www.bluebirdnursery.com/productlist.asp?id=temperennials

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 11:02AM
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