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  • Scientific name: osteospermum ecklonis
  • Popular Names: Cape daisy, African daisy
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Category: Perennial Plants
  • Climate: Mediterranean, Oceanic, Subtropical, Temperate, Tropical
  • Origin: Africa, South Africa
  • Height: 0.6 to 0.9 meters
  • Luminosity: Part Shade, Full Sun
  • Life cycle: Perennial

The Cape daisy is a herbaceous very flowery and beautiful. Its foliage is tufted, and can be erect or prostrate. The leaves are dark green, toothed, slightly juicy and with a prominent midrib. The floral capitula are large, solitary or in groups of two or three. The flowers in the center are numerous and small and purple to bluish in color. The expanded corolla of the outer flowers can be white, pinkish, purplish, etc. with a darker shade on the back, depending on the variety. In summary, we can describe that the colors of this daisy form a degradeé interesting from the center to the edges.

It can be planted alone, in borders or in masses; as well as in vases. It is very attractive to butterflies, its main pollinator. It should be grown in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade during the day. The soil must be fertile enough for abundant flowering, enriched with organic matter and regular watering. 

They are frost and drought tolerant and susceptible to waterlogging for long periods. Although perennial, the beds must be reformed every two years through pruning or with the planting of new plants.


Osteospermum ecklonis

SKU: P0910
  • Vase 12 cm  |  Total height 30cm


    Assorted Colors


    decorations not included

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