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Osteospermum Genus

African daisy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

Description

Osteospermum genus (African daisy). The genus consists of about 70 species of evergreen shrubs, perennials and annuals. They have irregularly toothed leaves and will produce a profusion of large, daisy-like flower-heads, which bloom in white, pink, violet and purple.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs

Cultivation

They are marginally to moderately frost hardy, and will grow well in an open, well-drained soil of medium fertility. A sunny open position is essential.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings of non-flowering shoots in mid-summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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