Perfect for adding banks of color to gardens or naturalistic settings, Osteospermum has substantial foliage and daisy-like flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue, or white.
A charming, free flowering plant with large daisy-like blooms and good drought tolerance. Plants need good drainage and don't do well in high humidity.
May be slow to start blooming. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Keep water off of the leaves to prevent fungal disease.
Genus - Osteospermum
Species - ecklonis
Variety - Daisy Mae
Common name - African Daisy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Perennial flower
Hardiness zones - 5 - 10
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Height - 0,20 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Growth rate - Medium
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Mix
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil, loose
Water requirements - Average, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Outdoor containers, mix flower gardens
Sow indoors from January to March in pots of moist compost.
Sow thinly, cover lightly with fine compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Keep at +15-+20C. Seedlings appear in 7-21 days.
Remove cover then seedlings appear. Grow on at ~+15-+20C.
Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 30 cm apart.
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