African Daisy, Cape Daisy
Osteospermum ecklonis 'Palermo'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Species: ecklonis (ek-LON-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Palermo
Additional cultivar information:(PP17805; SunadoraŽ series, aka Lanapal)
Hybridized by Lang
Registered or introduced: 2005

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dublin, California

Averill Park, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 31, 2009, daisypetal from Colchester
United Kingdom wrote:

I love osteospermums and I've grown many of them over the years. I found that Palermo flowers surprisingly well in hot summers. Better than any other osteospermum I've grown so far. It also has more blooms than other osteospermums I've grown. The flowers are very pretty too!