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Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’

African daisy

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  • Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple white zoned
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’ (African daisy). This variety will produce petals which have a white above and grey-blue beneath, each have their edges pinched together in the outer part but remaining flat right at the tip. It will reach a height of about 60cm with a loosely spreading habit.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Sub-shrub

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  • Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

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

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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