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OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis compacta

Commonly known as African daisy

Spreading but compact habit with white flowers which are indigo-blue on the reverse. In a normal winter this will easily survive as a hardy perennial
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  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, toothed, grey-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long. Flowerheads 5-8cm (2-3in) across.
  • Blue - indigo blue on reverse
  • White
  • Height - 60cm-1.5m (2-5ft)
  • Spread - 60cm-1.2m (2-4ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - variable subshrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, downy mildew, Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin - South Africa.
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
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Osteospermum - Growing Guide

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