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Osteospermum 'Whirligig'... wherefore art thou?

Have been trying to find this plant or seeds but really not having much luck. Bought some seeds from Ebay... yep, they were Borage. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

Does anyone know where i can find some... of either... please?

Comments (10)

  1. Grower

    Good Earth Gardens

    How strange! I thought they were in every big DIY place in the country! Maybe they have gone out of fashion...Sorry I can't find any for sale either :-(

  2. Grower


    Thankyou for looking for me... means I'm not going out of my mind ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    We first saw them in B&Q a couple of years back, but was part of one of those multi-flowered baskets things they charge the earth for.... and don't tell you what's inside either. Even their Plant Guru at the time didn't know what they were so didn't know what to look for.

    Now we know what they are can we find any? ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    The packet of seed I paid ยฃ4 for didn't have anything germinate either ... other than Borage! Keep meaning to leave feedback on that too :-/


  3. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    How odd! Like GoodEarthLady (waves!), I thought they were the mainstay of the DIY outlets...they certainly used to be everywhere.

    But now you mention it, I haven't seen them growing in anyone's garden recently.

  4. Grower


    Have just done another search for them including Spoon Daisy... Managed to find a giant poster this time. Still no plant though ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  5. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    I've asked my PGG colleagues, and apparently there's a garden centre in Leighton Buzzard selling them!! Another chap has the plants growing in his garden, so I've asked if I can have some seed later in the year... but I have no idea if they come true from seed or not, anyone know?

  6. Grower


    Rachel you are a star... Thankyou ๐Ÿ˜

    It does seem no matter ho many search strings I use they seem to have left the planet ๐Ÿ˜•

    Do have to ask though... what is PGG?


  7. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi Lorii, PGG is Professional Gardeners' Guild, of which I am a member.

  8. Grower

    Bee Happy

    If you do find anyone with one, they are very easy to take spring stem cuttings from, I only have the regular Osteospermum variety, but would have gladly shared if i had Whirlygig. Do check out this variety-Osteospermum "Sunny Philip" on my "Wish List" I think it's stunning,

    • Osteospermum 'Whirligig'... wherefore art thou?
  9. Grower


    FOUND ONE FOUND ONE ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Okay, tries finding yours first... no luck, then hit on idea of doing a search for 'spoon flower' .....

    Drum roll....

    Astra Purple Spoon Osteospernum..... Also comes in pink and personally think the pink is nicer as it shows more definition with the paler colours.

    Both Dobies and Chilton sell the plants in 2l pots, so don't have ยฃ15 (inc postage) to spend at moment for just five weeks of flower, but will be saving up for next year ๐Ÿ˜

    Thankyou to everyone who helped... when I finally find some seeds I'll make a point of growing extras so can share ๐Ÿ˜

  10. Grower

    Bee Happy

    Glad you found your spoon plant Lorrii, lots of happy seed collecting ;0)

    Wooo look what a bargin i found too. Lots of cuttings on these Osteospernum Blue Eyed Beauties, now I'm a happy bee

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    • Osteospermum 'Whirligig'... wherefore art thou?

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