Cape Daisy (Osteospermum x hybrida)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Annual

Cape Daisy
Osteospermum x hybrida


 
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

'Lime Splice' 10-14 inches tall, pink flowers with blue centers

'Serenity Light Pink' 10-14 inches tall, lavender pink flowers

'Daisy Purple Blush' 10-14 inches tall, lavender flowers

'Soprano Light Pink' 10-14 inches, lavender flowers, good heat tolerance

'Symphony Series' 10-4 inches, lemon, orange, peach flowers, good heat tolerance

'Springtime Mix' 12-18 inches tall, purple flowers

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

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Thrips, botrytis, stem rots, root rots
 
Additional 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.

 

 
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