African Daisy, Cape Daisy
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)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.