Osteospermum jucundum var (compactum)
These plants are becoming more popular each year and it is simple to see why. Easy to grow and very showy, the many daisy-like flowers open up in full sun to display a beautiful lavender-pink ray of petals with a central disc of purple and gold. Stunning in containers or as an edging to a border, this plant is sure to delight. Grows to 30cm.
Position: full sun
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to September
Hardiness: tender (will need winter protection)
Beautiful daisy-like flowers are produced in succession throughout the summer. Plant in full sun in a window box, container or at the front of a sunny border.
Garden care: Grow in full sun to allow the flowers to fully open and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.