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African Daisy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Osteospermum

 

African Daisy

Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers. Flowers can be single or semi-double.

 
plant Features
  • African Daisy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • African Daisy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • African Daisy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • African Daisy likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 4 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

African Daisy

Latin name

Osteospermum

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    African Daisy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    African Daisy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    African Daisy likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    African Daisy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown African Daisy is 1.00meters x 0.50meters 1.00 M 0.50 M

Osteospermum

Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers. Flowers can be single or semi-double.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Young plants should be planted out once the frosts have finished. Water new plants regularly so they don't dry out and treat them to some general fertiliser to help them on their way.

 

Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Late Summer

Osteospermum give vigorous, brightly coloured blooms from mid spring throughout the whole of the summer. Their flower heads will open wide when the sun is bright so a sunny position will give the best display.

 

Propagation by Softwood Cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Propagation by Semi Hardwood Cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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