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OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis (TRADEWINDS™ YELLOW)

Image of Osteospermum ecklonis 'Oste Yel' (TRADEWINDS™ YELLOW, TRADEWINDS™ SERIES) PP19050

James Burghardt

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Oste Yel'( TRADEWINDS™ YELLOW, TRADEWINDS™ SERIES) PP19050

Plant Common Name

African Daisy

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General Description

African daisy, is a bushy, evergreen flowering shrub that is native of South Africa. It blooms all season, producing unusual daisies of icy white with violet or indigo hues and dark blue centers. These contrast nicely with their pretty dark gray-green, lance-shaped foliage.

Not surprisingly, African daisy is drought tolerant and performs best in full sun and well drained, average soil, but it prefers regions where summers are cool. In temperate climates, this perennial is commonly grown as an "annual" bedding or container plant, but it is also ideal for foundations and edging.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    6 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    1'-4' / 0.3m - 1.2m

  • Width

    1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    South Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Yellow, Indigo, Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray Green

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No