African Daisy, Cape Daisy
Osteospermum 'Lemon Symphony'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Cultivar: Lemon Symphony

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood 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:

Tempe, Arizona

Martinez, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Des Plaines, Illinois

Fort George G Meade, Maryland

Bellaire, Michigan

Madison, Mississippi

Coram, New York

Ithaca, New York

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Black Earth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 29, 2006, mjfulgham from Madison, MS wrote:

I love this flower - it's very important to dead head the spent flowers or the plant dies out early - I cut back the entire single stem that the spent bloom was on and it just keeps blooming away. These look great in a mixed container!

Positive

On Nov 13, 2004, kimaz from Tempe, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

They bloom from September thru April here and can get quite large. They don't like heat and they don't like wet feet. Although I plant them every fall they are the first of my winter annuals to die off here in zone 9b.

Neutral

On Nov 13, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I purchased several Osteospermum "Symphony" plants in spring 2003 including Lemon Symphony. While they were lovely, I found them very short-lived here in our summers, which can sometimes be rainy or have fewer sunny days than elsewhere - even when planted in well drained soil. By mid July they were done for.