How to grow South African Daisy, Osteospermum

South African Daisy, Osteospermum


Photo - Linda Ross

South African Daisies

Brilliant South African daisies are so tough they thrive even on neglected nature strips. It’s available in a range of bright or pastel colours, some with smooth petals, others dipped or spoon-shaped.

 

What: a brilliant South African daisy so tough it thrives even on neglected nature strips. It’s available in a range of bright or pastel colours, some with smooth petals, others dipped or spoon-shaped. Whatever the look, the constant is lots of flowers!

Why: tons of flowers from early spring to late autumn

How big: most varieties grow 50-60cms.

Where: heat is no problem, and neither is dry, but don’t let their roots stay soggy.

What else: plan a trip to Namaqualand to see carpets of these daisies kilometres wide! 

 

We like them with: 

Pretty in a ball basket crammed with hot-coloured petunia, lantana, and helichrysum.

Text: Sandra Ross

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Author: Sandra Ross

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