African Daisy, Cape Daisy 'Lemon Symphony'


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



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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



Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Poestenkill, New York

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Black Earth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 24, 2015, sassy_fox from Poestenkill, NY wrote:

I live outside of Troy,NY. I too have had several symphony osteopernum,but I have had great success with them. Generally purchasd in may-june, they have flowered until frost. I just lost my lemon symphony last week. I have found they flower more with deadheading. I also find that they seem to go through cycles; flowering profusely then period of generating buds with a few flowers, then profuse bloom again. I always transplant them into a larger container with a mix of potting soil and slow release fertilizer. I just love these flowers! They are gorgeous as cut flowers in a bouquet too!


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!


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.


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.