- Osteospermum (Hardy)
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Description: Daisy-like flowers with yellowish centres, in Spring and Summer. Barberae: Deep rose pink flowers, Pale Face: Rose pink flowers, Weetwood: Pure white flowers
Wildlife: Food source for butterflies in summer
Main Attribute: Daisy like flowers
Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen
Plant Type: Perennial
Height and Spread: 40cm (15in) x 30cm (12in)
Position: Flowers excel in full sun, and well-drained soil
Hardy: Fully / Available in: April
Where to plant: Excellent as a garden border plant.
Plant Care: Remove spent flowers to prolong the flowering period.
Plant with: Agapanthus 'Streamline', Fuchsia
Growers Tip: "These make a wonderful display in the garden border, apply a general purpose feed to promote flowering throughout the summer"
Pests / Diseases: Aphids, Slugs, Caterpillars, Verticillium Wilt
Care and time: Low - spring / summer
Benefits: A hardy form, unlike many Osteospermum. Free flowering with masses of flowers, giving a
bright and colourful display in late Spring and Summer. Can be used in patio pots and the fronts of borders. The flowers close up at night.
History: A native of South Africa, and commonly known as the African Daisy. It is a member of the daisy family, and translates to osteon = bone and spermum = seed.