Osteospermum Seeds - White
USDA Zones: 9 - 10
Height: 10 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Spring through fall
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Normal, Loamy
Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 16 inches
Care & Maintenance: Osteospermum
African Daisy (Osteospermum Ecklonis White) - African Daisy perennial flowers are grown from Osteospermum Ecklonis seeds. They are tender perennials but can easily be grown in cooler zones as an annual, and it's a quick and easy bloomer giving a wonderful display. The Osteospermum African Daisy blooms when the weather is cool, making them good color for early spring. They have large 2 inch, daisy-like blooms that are white with a purple eye. Osteospermum blooms will close every evening, and open up again in early morning. African Daisy care includes regular deadheading to encourage new blooms, and a light summer pruning may result in a fall flush of blooms after the weather cools off. Osteospernum plants grow 10 - 12 inches, with a mounding growth habit. Be sure to use them at the front of the border or set them around the patio in pots.
How to grow African Daisy flowers from seed: Sow Osteospermum seeds indoors 8 - 10 weeks before last frost or directly outdoors after frost danger has passed. Sow the Osteospermum seeds directly on the surface and very lightly cover. Light is needed for germination. Keep the flower seed moist until germination. If the African Daisy seeds were started indoors, the young plants should be hardened off for 2 weeks before planting outdoors. When transplanting, pinch back to encourage bushier growth. African Daisy flowers will self-sow their own flower seed for next season, and they are fairly drought tolerant. Bees and butterflies enjoy visiting African Daisy plants.