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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: (aka Zion Copper Amethyst)
Hybridized by Nils Klemm, Andrea Dohm; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2010

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Dosetaker 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.


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

Greenville, New Hampshire
Irwin, Pennsylvania
Salt Lake City, Utah

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