My Osteospermum was donated by cutting from a neighbour about 10 years ago. The large daisy shaped flowers appear all summer long in a light purple shade. It would be hard to count the number of flowers each year and I am guilty of not feeding the plant.
- The plant seems hardy and is evergreen with greyish leaves.
- I have placed it in the sun to droop over a wall where the soil is well drained.
- There is a new range of colours and many hybrids including yellows and variegated plants
- Other common names include African Daisy or Blue-eyed Daisy so you could guess it is a member of the Compsitae family.
- If you want to see other Osteospermum try the Osteospermum.com web site
- The lax and blousy habit make them an attraction in seaside locations where they thrive. They can be pruned or trimmed back in September.
- Dimorphotheca are annuals that look very similar to Osteospurmum but they are South African calendula and part of the Asteraceae family