African Daisy mix (Osteospermum ecklonis Daisy Mae) 25 seeds (#2147)
Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers.
Flowers can be single or semi-double. Osteospermum Daisy-Mae Mixed produces masses of large long lasting daisy-like flowers in a variety of colours. Osteospermum give vigorous, brightly coloured blooms from mid spring throughout the whole of the summer. Their flower heads will open wide when the sun is bright so a sunny position will give the best display.
Young plants should be planted out once the frosts have finished. Water new plants regularly so they don't dry out and treat them to some general fertiliser to help them on their way. (infoo source: https://www.gardentags.com)
Genus - Osteospermum
Species - ecklonis
Variety - Daisy Mae
Common name - African Daisy mix
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 10
Height - 0,20 m
Spread - 0.30 m
Plant type - Annual or perennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil, loose
Water requirements - Average, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Outdoor containers, mix flower gardens
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Mix
Sow indoors from January to April inside 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 +18-+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.