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Osteospermum barberiae var. compactum 'Purple Mountain'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osteospermum (oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (Info)
Species: barberiae var. compactum
Cultivar: Purple Mountain

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous
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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral sagewoodfarm On Feb 20, 2006, sagewoodfarm from Benton City, WA (Zone 6a) wrote:

A fabulous strain of the hardiest and best "Freeway daisy"--dark evergreen mats and white to deep purple flowers. 8" x 12"

Regional...

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

Edgewater, Colorado
Kirksville, Missouri
Deschutes River Woods, Oregon



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