African daisy

Osteospermum jucundum

African daisy - Osteospermum jucundum

Common Name: African daisy
Genus: Osteospermum
Species: jucundum

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A popular spreading perennial with cheerful open daisies of palest lilac or white with purple centres. The back of each petal are a darker smoky lilac and as the flower opens and closes with the sun this contrast adds to the plant's charm. This is one of the hardiest osteospermums and it keeps on producing an uplifting display of flowers from early summer through to autumn. It looks lovely planted en masse in containers on a sunny terrace or in a wide herbaceous border.

Garden Care: Protect plants in frost-prone areas and lift and divide congested clumps in autumn or spring.