Monoculus hyoseroides

Botanical names:
Monoculus hyoseroides Accepted
Osteospermum hyoseroides Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 60 to 85
Days to germinate: 7 to 21
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Posted by SpottedCat on Mar 12, 2018 6:16 PM

I ordered the seeds of this plant about 10 years ago from Chiltern Seeds; it was listed as "Tripteris 'Gaiety,'" but on the package it was identified as Osteospermum hyoseroides. The listing said it had a "summery smell," which it did. It was a joyful plant, bursting with bright yellow flowers, manageable, bent beautifully in the wind, and occasionally reseeded. A delight that I wish were more easily found these days!

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