White African Daisy is a frost-tender perennial that is native to South Africa that is commonly grown throughout the United States as an annual. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 1-3' and features lance shaped leaves and 2" flowers that have heavenly white petals and are offset by a gorgeous deep purple eye! This plant can be grown in a container, it attracts bees and butterflies, tolerates drought, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!
Species: Dimorphotheca ecklonis
Cultivar: 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: 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.
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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!
Pansy: Clear Crystals Black(Viola x Wittrockiana)
Pansy: Giant Flame (Viola × wittrockiana)
Make the plants in your garden pop with a Pansy which produces 3" blooms that are orange with black splotches! This 6-8" bushy, compact, medium sized flower bearing beauty is an excellent choice in borders, beds, containers, or between bulbs.
Pansy: Johnny Jump Up (Viola tricolor)
This bright-eyed flower once grew wild throughout Europe, and was known as "hearts-ease." Other common names included Love in Idleness, the Trinity Herb, and Three Faces in a Hood. Though the identity of "Johnny" is not known, that particular name seems to originate in 18th century America. Thomas Jefferson's notes of his extensive garden show that he planted this flower on April 1, 1767. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.