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Osteospermum fruticosum 'Brightside'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Species: fruticosum (froo-tih-KOH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Brightside
Additional cultivar information: (PP10596; Sunscape series)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral pokerboy On Jun 28, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

I bought one of these plants last spring and it grew and grew and grew!!! It gave me some flowers but not as many as I suspected. I don't understand why though. I give it regular deep soakings in summer and the soil is loamy 5cm down and clay for around another 30cm deep. Could this be the problem? I am sure it is the soil and not the plant. This is why I am rating it as neutral. pokerboy.


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

Citrus Heights, California
Valley Center, California

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