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African Daisy, Cape Daisy
Osteospermum 'Pink Charme'

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

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood 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

Regional

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

Castro Valley, California

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

New York City, New York

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 14, 2010, omasuziq from Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I agree with Carpe_Diem. Osteospermum has certainly not been hardy for me in Zone 7a. It has been a lovely annual, however.

Neutral

On Jul 9, 2010, CARPE_DIEM from Chicago, IL wrote:

This is currently listed as cold-hardy to USDA zone 2a ??

Wouldn't zone 8 or 9 be more realistic for Osteospermum ?

Positive

On Jul 9, 2010, eclayne from East Longmeadow, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Thanks DG,
Years ago at the dawn of MS Windows I downloaded an image of this plant to use as a 'winter blues' wallpaper. Over the years I've tried to identify this amazing flower, albeit halfheartedly. Thanks to DG's home page designers for including 'Pink Charme' today!

Positive

On Feb 1, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Delightful flower. In bloom all year, right now is in full bloom.