Grown for their showy, daisylike flowers in shades of yellow, white or pink. Like many other aster-family plants, Osteospermum species bear fllowers consisting of sterile, petal-like ray florets around a dense cluster of fertile disk florets which produce the seeds. The flowers are borne from midsummer to fall. The leaves are narrow to oval with lobed, toothed, or entire margins. Osteospermum loves full sun and average to poor soil that is light and well drained. Deadheading prolongs bloom. Use osteospermums in containers, or add them to mixed plantings in beds and boarders.
- Common Name: Cape Daisy
- Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer
- Growth: 12-18 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Water: Average