African Daisy, Cape Daisy
Osteospermum ecklonis 'Double Purple'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Species: ecklonis (ek-LON-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Double Purple
Additional cultivar information:(aka FlowerPowerŪ series)
Registered or introduced: 2011

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem 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:

Sierra Vista, Arizona

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 27, 2012, GreenThumbToo from Sierra Vista, AZ wrote:

I bought an African Daisy at Lowes. It looks very similar to the pictures here, only a really deep red violet/purple, but it is labeled:

"Ballerina African Daisy - Margarita Africana Ballerina - Osteospermum Ballerina"

I wonder if this is the same plant. I planted it in one of my long, narrow gardens, with roses and it never went into shock, like most plants when you buy them and bring them home. Plus, it is very, very happy in our hot, dry weather, so far.
I'm going to try to take a cutting of it, to see if I can get more plants like it. Will update you, when and if a cutting is a possible new plant.