Osteospermum Seeds - Osteospermum African Daisy Flower Seed

Osteospermum Seeds - White

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 9 - 10

Height: 10 - 12 inches

Bloom Season: Spring through fall

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Normal, Loamy

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

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

Osteospermum Ecklonis

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.