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Osteospermum 'Soprano Light Purple'

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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral amethystsm On Nov 25, 2007, amethystsm from belleville, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

i had very few blooms on this plant. The plant did fine, but all summer i never had more than one or two flowers at a time - often none at all. Then in late September/early October ot took off and gave me 4 or 5 at a time, until November when it finally got too cold.

Positive CastIronPlant22 On Dec 11, 2005, CastIronPlant22 from Lompoc, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This, like the other freeway daisy's are very easy to grow. They dont mind drought and always seem to be blooming. I LOVE the orange flowerd one and also the yellow one. My grandparents have these (the purple, white flowered ones) growing on a bank that has clay/dry soil and the temps in the summer reach 100 degrees. They always seem to bloom though. They kind of look ratty/tacky after a long bloom period, just cut them to the ground and within a few weeks you will have a whole new plant. They do seem to re-seed often, but if you have the room to let it, by all means let it re-seed and grow many more freeway daisy's.

Positive vossner On Feb 1, 2005, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

First thing I ever grew from seeds in Spring 2004. Plan to grow some more this year. Tender perennial. Gets leggy, I plan to cut mine to about 4-5" from ground in late Feb. to get them bushy. Full of blooms in the spring, and sporadically in the fall. No flowers for me in the summer.


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

Lompoc, California
New Haven, Connecticut
Winter Springs, Florida
Hayesville, North Carolina
Richmond, Texas

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