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Directory of Annuals

Osteospermum
Osteospermum x hybrida


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
12 - 18 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Lavender
Pink
Purple
White
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Hardiness
Hardy Annual
 
Size
Small
 

Features

Large daisy like flowers on top of glossy green succulent foliage. Flower colors range from pastels to iridescent, hot colors. Good for containers.

Culture

Full sun well-drained moist soil

Cultivars

  • ‘Serenity’ Series
  • ‘Voltage’ Series
  • ‘Akila’ Series
  • ‘Asti’ Series
  • ‘Margarita White Swan’
  • ‘Lemon Symphony’
  • ‘White Lightning’

 

Notes

Good plant for early spring and fall garden as many cultivars will tend to go out of flowering during the heat of the season. Look for those that offer more heat tolerance. Will also tolerate light frosts and continue to offer color.