Flower season blossoms in the Cape despite late rains

Spring is around the corner and Capetonians are already spotting beautiful flowers covering the West Coast landscape and Namaqualand region.

CapeTalk's John Maytham spoke to botanist Rupert Koopman, about places that these beautiful flowers can be viewed and the best times to do that.

Koopman says despite the late rains, we will still have a good flower season. He says almost every open patch in the Cape has the potential to breed amazing fields of daisies. Daisies have been spotted on patches on the N1 next to Bellville.

Koopman says good advice is to follow the flower shows, like in Hopefield and Darling.

He says flower lovers can call the West Coast flower alert line to find out the best places to view flowers.

He also spoke about the best times to see flowers, especially when the sun is out, because flowers open up with a little bit of sun. He also said that it depends on what kind of flower it is, as some flowers do open up even on cloudy days.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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