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Osteospermum ecklonis 'Passion Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Species: ecklonis (ek-LON-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Passion Mix


6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive windburns On Apr 7, 2003, windburns from Silverdale, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is amazing. I live near Seattle and we have a rainy season instead of winter, so it rarely freezes. I have two plants and they pretty much bloom all year round. I'm not kidding! I've cut them back a couple of times and I dead-head them once in a while but the profusion of purple flowers never stops! I LOVE them.

Positive Weezingreens On Nov 16, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

'Passion Mixed' is an excellent addition to the annual garden and a 1999 AAS winner. As well as offering a compact & free flowering habit, it is disease, frost, drought, and pest resistant. 'Passion Mixed' will bloom all summer, but its best blooming periods are at the beginning and end of the season. The seeds or plants are expensive, but well-worth it. They do, however require good drainage, so in the case of clayey, hard-packed soil, they are best grown as a container plant.


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

Bakersfield, California
Menifee, California
Stockton, California
Fort Myers, Florida
Lecanto, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Lagrange, Georgia
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Hanover, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Chester, West Virginia

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