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Osteospermum, African Daisy, Cape Daisy 'Serenity White Bliss'

Osteospermum ecklonis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Species: ecklonis (ek-LON-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Serenity White Bliss
Additional cultivar information:(Serenity series)



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly


This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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


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

Oak View, California

Winter Springs, Florida

Hinsdale, Massachusetts

Durham, North Carolina

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 14, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

We bought one of these about twenty years ago. A year or two after we got what was called a pinwheel daisy, it stopped having much of the pinwheel effect. However, the daisies continued to thrive...through frosts and droughts. Nice flower...wished it would have kept up the pinwheel effect.


On Jul 10, 2006, peacheroo from Durham, NC wrote:

The cultivar I bought looked exactly like this, but was titled 'Whirligig' (not seen at this site). It's a cheery little thing, and pairs beautifully with bushy Purple Basil in my garden. As the summer is progressing, I'm noticing the 'spooning' of the petals is less pronounced or not there at all on many of the flowers. But I was told this plant usually stops blooming for a while here in mid-summer heat, then begins again when it cools off, so I'm happy to see blooms at all in NC mid-July. Maybe I'll have more spoonage when it cools off.