Definition of African daisy in English:

African daisy

Pronunciation /ˈafrəkən ˈdāzē/ /ˈæfrəkən ˈdeɪzi/


  • A plant of the daisy family, sometimes cultivated for its bright flowers.

    Family Compositae: several genera, in particular Dimorphotheca, Arctotis, and Gerbera

    ‘South African daisies are a great group of plants and dozens of varieties have been developed in Britain recently.’
    • ‘For a splash of bright yellow or orange choose Gazania Sundance whose blooms look like miniature sunflowers, or the African daisy Arctotis, which comes in white, yellow and blue.’
    • ‘Groundcovers may include African daisy, trailing gazania or even large-leafed Algerian ivy.’
    • ‘I did pick up some seeds for African daisies and Tumbling Tom tomatoes (designed to grow in hanging baskets and windowboxes).’