African Daisy (Osteospermum)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up African Daisy
Give a thumbs up Cape Daisy
Give a thumbs up Freeway Daisy
Give a thumbs up Star of the Veldt

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
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

Not bad for an IPhone shot!

Growing Cool: Osteospermum SeedlingsGrowing Cool: Osteospermum Seedlings
February 20, 2013

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

(Full article20 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Photo gallery:
Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2019-04-24
By carlysuko
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-06-24
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-04-20
By bonitin
Give a thumbs up
Image
By Jsubick
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-10-11
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-11-19
By carlysuko
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2019-04-24Forgot to check label
By carlysuko
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-10-18
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Test garden Date: 2016-03-05
By piksihk
Give a thumbs up
Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-20
By carlysuko
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-06-15
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2013-02-25
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Image
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-06-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Jefferson County test gardenDate: 2015-03-11
By piksihk
Give a thumbs up
Location: my garden Date: 2015-03-11Jefferson county test garden
By piksihk
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2009-05-25Credit John Stratford
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-20
By carlysuko
Give a thumbs up
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-05-22
By Deby
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2019-04-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-06-13
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-08-16
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-08-14Hanging Basket
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-10-01
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-06-17
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2013-02-25
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-31
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-01
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-01
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Credit NPS
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-06-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-06-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2015-06-12African daisy and sweet potato vine
By Deebie
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

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

Good for sunny borders and baskets.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Cutting back hydrangeas by gardenfish Aug 2, 2019 12:43 AM 14
Help identifying this. Possible zinnia? by okgardens Jun 7, 2019 6:01 PM 2
What else do we grow in 2019! Thread 2 by drdawg Sep 16, 2019 3:09 PM 940
What is this flower? by Paul2032 Apr 6, 2019 8:34 PM 2
Banner for January 26, 2019 by dirtdorphins by dirtdorphins Jan 26, 2019 7:54 PM 11
What Plants are These? by Feravel Dec 3, 2018 11:22 AM 6
Overwintering/ bringing in potted plants for the winter by cgnarly Oct 24, 2018 9:06 AM 3
Flower ID? by Nicxr Oct 10, 2018 2:28 PM 4
Identify these Moroccan daisies? by CrazedHoosier Jul 9, 2018 10:51 AM 3
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Belle Fille"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.