Belonging to the Osteospermum genus, Cape daisy has a botanical name of Osteospermum. It is a flower that typically grows as an annual/perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Cape daisy is known for growing to a height of approximately 25.0 cm (9.75 inches). This plant tends to bloom in early summer, followed by first harvests in mid summer. Popular varieties of Cape daisy with home gardeners are Asti Purple, Orange Symphony, Serenity Lavender Bliss, Sunny Sheila, and Astra Outback Purple.
South Africa is believed to be where Cape daisy originates from.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Cape daisy is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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Can be propagated by cuttings. Deadhead to promote flowering, but not necessary .Remember to water Cape daisy moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Cape daisy is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Cape daisy about 56 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Cape daisy so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Cape daisy so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Cape daisy plants:
Osteospermum is derived from the Greek osteon (= bone) and Latin spermum (= seed).
African daisy, Osteospermum
Osteospermum L., Osteospermum hybrida, Osteospermum hybrid, Osteospermum x
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Popular varieties of Cape daisy
- Asti Purple
- Orange Symphony
- Serenity Lavender Bliss
- Sunny Sheila
- Astra Outback Purple
- Passion Mix
- Soprano Light Purple
- Summertime kardinal
- Tradewinds White
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