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Article: Capeweed


Common Name


Scientific Name

Arctotheca calendula





Seasons of Growth

Autumn / Winter

Key Distinguishing Feature

Large bright yellow flowers with brown center. White & hairy undersides.

Capeweed starts appearing from February to about April. It forms a rosette of grey-green succulent leaves and has yellow daisy like flowers with black centers in spring and early summer. Capeweed is similar to many other rosette type of weeds, the key difference being the leaves have white and quite hairy undersides.

Key Products for Control:

BroadForce MA - 60mL/100sqm

Bow & Arrow - 50mL/100sqm *Temporary discolouration can occur to QLD Blue Couch, Carpet Grass, or Kikuyu lawns

Contra M Duo - 65mL/100sqm *Not safe for Buffalo lawns

For 6-months weed germination prevention, we recommend Pre-Emergent Herbicides, such as; Spartan, Barricade, or Onset.

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