African Daisy (Osteospermum)

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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
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

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Growing Cool: Osteospermum SeedlingsGrowing Cool: Osteospermum Seedlings
By Joannabanana on February 20, 2013

For strong stocky seedlings, grow cool. Some plants, like osteosperman, require a vernalization period to produce flower buds.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 3, 2011 2:14 PM

Good for sunny borders and baskets.

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