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Scientific Name: Osteospermum cvs.
Pronunciation: oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum
Common Name: osteospermum, cape daisy
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves lanceolate to obovate, irregular and entire margins; flower heads about 10 cm wide, variety of colours, concave or curling petals, darker ray florets.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Dense, Horizontal
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Sheltered
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google
osteospermum, cape daisy
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate, Spatulate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Dentate, Pinnately lobed, Undulate (wavy)
Additional Info: cultivars can be distinguished by the shape of their leaves

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Magenta, (summer heat slows flower development)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings, Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Mildew, Mites, Root rot, Thrips, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: fungus gnats, verticillium wilt
(GNH) GreeNHouse
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
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