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Osteospermum 'Whirligig'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Cultivar: Whirligig
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tauranga)

16 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral jkom51 On Oct 18, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Osteospermums are widely sold here in Nor.Cal., as drought-resistant evergreen ever-blooming sub-shrubs. They really don't like a lot of water and subsist happily in my garden on what drains off from nearby thirstier plants. Oddly enough, the distinctive and lovely "pinched" petals disappeared when I planted it in the garden, but has started to reappear in some of the newer blooms. They don't live long, but are an excellent plant in the middle-height garden, forming a nice 3x3' plant.


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

Citrus Heights, California
San Jose, California
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mays Landing, New Jersey
Corning, Ohio
Kalama, Washington

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