Arctotheca calendula


What is Capeweed

Capeweed is an annual which starts appearing from February to about April. It forms a rosette of grey-green succulent leaves and has yellow daisy like flowers with black centres in spring and early summer. Capeweed is similar to many other rosette type of weeds, the only difference being the leaves have white and quite hairy undersides. Capeweed seeds can stay dormant in the soil for several years waiting for the right conditions to germinate.


How to Protect your plants

Weeds in the garden can be eliminated if they are prevented from flowering and forming seed. They can be controlled by hand weeding or hoeing when they are small or by spot weeding with a glyphosate herbicide such as Yates Zero Rapid 1-Hr Action Weedkiller  or Yates Bindii & Clover Weeder Concentrate

Plants impacted

  • Lawns
  • Turf

Recommended products

More articles


Lantana is a dense bush which scrambles over roadsides, nature reserves and neglected gardens, especially in areas close to the sea.

Onion Weed

Onion weed stinks and Yates can help rid your garden of this unpleasant weed. Known for its hardiness, we can help you remove it effectively with our products.


Ivy is a spreading and climbing vine and is a very hardy plant growing in a wide variety of habitats and soils.


Cut established trees close to the ground and paint immediately with a solution of Yates Tree and Blackberry killer mixed at the recommended strength.