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African Daisy, Cape Daisy
Osteospermum ecklonis 'Copper Amethyst'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Species: ecklonis (ek-LON-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Copper Amethyst
Additional cultivar information:(PP22054; aka Zion Copper Amethyst, KLEOE09175)
Hybridized by Klemm/Dohm
Registered or introduced: 2010

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Pale Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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:

Greenville, New Hampshire

Irwin, Pennsylvania

El Paso, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 28, 2012, Dosetaker from Mason, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

An absolutely lovely flower. The purple's almost glow when in sunlight. Requires a bit of deadheading but re-blooms fairly quickly.