EnglishShow more Namaqualand (see Namaqualander) + English daisy.
The annual plant Dimorphotheca sinuata of the Asteraceae, originally a wild flower indigenous to Namaqualand but now widely cultivated; its daisy-like yellow, orange, or white flowers; Cape marigold, see Cape sense 2 a; also called African daisy. Also occasionally Namaqua daisy.
[c1911C.L. Biden inS. PlayneCape Col. 618The Namaqualand marigold (Dimorphotheca auratiaca) seems to spring up in a single night; and the veld that was parched and dry a few days before the rainfalls resembles one continuous Persian carpet.]
1963M.G. McCoyInformant, Port Elizabeth 5 Sept.It’s looking lovely again, lots of bokbaai and Namaqualand daisies, and sparaxis and bobbejaantjies and freezias.
1969M. BensonAt Still Point 185My news is: I have a garden! Small but flourishing. Namaqualand daisies, iceland poppies just over, phlox, sweetpeas coming on. And lettuce!
1973S. Afr. Garden & Home Sept. 60The Namaqualand daisies I scattered in every vacant patch are a carpet of yellow.
1983S. Afr. PanoramaJan. [Back cover], The list of South African floral immigrants settled over the surface of the earth is impressive: proteas, gladioli, chincherinchees, arum lilies, erica, agapanthus, geraniums, the lowly Namaqualand daisy, and many others.
1986G. Hearn inConserva Dec. 13Here we are in the Namaqualand broken veld and as we swing south towards Kammieskroon, the fields and hillsides are covered with the Namaqualand daisy (Dimorphotheca sinuata).
1989P. Lee inSunday Times 26 Feb. (Mag. Sect.) 37Namaqualand Daisies...These magnificent flowers, also known as African daisies or Cape Marigolds, are Namaqualand’s pride and joy.
1991J. Cooper inWeekend Post 5 Oct. 7The flowers of the daisy family called Namaqualand daisies are the most prolific, ranging in colour from white and creams, through all shades of yellow to a brilliant orange.
1994E. Prov. Herald 26 Mar. 9One of the most desirable annuals is the Namaqualand daisy.
1994M. Wasserfall inS. Afr. Garden & Home Sept. 4How wonderful are the Namaqua daisies, the freesias, sparaxis, bobbejaantjies, felicias and all the other colourful flowers that greet us at this time.
The annual plant Dimorphotheca sinuata of the Asteraceae, originally a wild flower indigenous to Namaqualand but now widely cultivated; its daisy-like yellow, orange, or white flowers; Cape marigold, see Cape2 a; also called African daisy. Also occasionally Namaqua daisy.