(Dimorphotheca ecklonis ‘White’)
Variety: White African Daisy
Also Known As: African Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Daisy, Blue-Eyed Daisy.
Native to: Cape Provinces
Introduced into: California, Mauritius, New South Wales, Queensland, Réunion, Victoria, Western Australia
Grown as: Tender Perennial/Annual
Maturity (Blooms): May to July
Hardiness: Tender Perennial in warm climates. Grow as an Annual in cooler climates.
Light: Plants prefer full sun but will tolerate light shade in warmer areas.
Water: Dry to medium.
Soil Moisture: Medium moisture, well-drained.
Suitability: Drought, Dry Soil.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Bees and Butterflies.
Containers?: Yes. This plant can be used in containers.
Sow Depth: On soil surface
USDA Zone: Annual: 3-9
Produces: lance shaped leaves and 2" flowers that have heavenly white petals and are offset by a gorgeous deep purple eye.
Garden Uses: Beds, borders, and containers.
Pansy loves the same weather conditions as Osteospermum.
Sweet Alyssum looks terrific planted around the base of Osteospermum.
Add some fragrance to a pot of Osteospermum by adding Nemesia to the mix.
(Lobularia maritima ‘Royal Carpet’)
Royal Carpet Sweet Alyssum is a cool weather mat-forming annual flower that is native to the Mediterranean region but can be commonly found growing on sandy beaches and dunes throughout the western, eastern, and southern United States. At maturity, this plant features spreading mounds of well-branched stems full of tiny, purple, 4 petaled flowers that smell like warm honey on a cold day! This plant can be grown in a container or hanging basket, attracts bees, butterflies, tolerates drought, it is edible and even has medicinal properties!
(Viola x wittrockiana ‘Clear Crystals Black’)
Clear Crystals Black Pansy is a cool weather short-lived perennial hybrid flower that is native to Europe. At maturity, this plant can reach the height of 12” and features 1 1/2” dark green oval-shaped leaves and 2-4” jet black flowers. This plant can be grown in containers, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is resistant to deer, and self sows!
(Viola × wittrockiana ‘Giant Flame’)
Giant Flame Pansy is a cool weather short-lived perennial flower that is native to Europe. At maturity, this plant can reach the height of 12” and features 1 1/2” dark green oval=shaped leaves and 3” deep red flowers that have black splotches at their base. This plant can be grown in containers, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is resistant to deer, and self sows!
(Viola tricolor ‘Johnny Jump Up’)
Johnny Jump Up Pansy is a cool weather short-lived perennial flower that is native to Europe. At maturity, this plant can reach the height of 12” and features light green/purplish stems, lance-shaped leaves, and tricolor blooms in purple, yellow and white that have deep purple veins. This plant can be grown in containers, attracts bees and butterflies, is both edible and medicinal, tolerates drought and frost, and self sows!