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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; Sunadora series, aka Lanapal)
Hybridized by Lang; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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:

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive daisypetal 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!


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

Dublin, California
Averill Park, New York

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