Joined: May 31, 2012 Messages: 18 Gender: Male Ratings: +2. Osteospermum also known as Veldt Daisies, African daisy or Cape Daisy is a bushy evergreen perennial. Discussion in 'Propagation This Month' started by sebwilkins, Jun 19, 2013. sebwilkins Apprentice Gardener. I think osteospermum fruticosum is a sensible water wise plant to grow in a xeriscape garden. It's easy to take softwood cuttings in summer when osteospermums are in full growth. Keep deadheading to prolong flowering and propagate by stem cuttings to keep the plant safe in a harsh winter. ), also known as an African daisy, features a blue disk in the center surrounded by white, pink or yellow radiating petals. Osteospermum Margarita Series (African daisy Margarita Series) will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.. These amazing daisy like plants come in a variety of vibrant colours that will really liven up your summer bedding, border or pots and containers. Taking osteospermum cuttings. Osteospermum Growing Guide. As mentioned, plant Osteospermum in well-drained soil as soon as spring brings favourable conditions. Add to Wish List. While they are technically half-hardy perennials or subshrubs they are generally grown as annuals even though … Cuttings or seeds … Citrus Heights, California. It is a low growing spreading shrub that forms a mounding habit. Family Asteraceae . We have found 28 Items. Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. With cultivars, dig a planting hole and allow 2.5-5cm of the stems to lie below the surface. It is part of the Asteraceae family and is native to South Africa. 25 Seeds £3.60 . Drought tolerant & beautiful. Either hormone powder or … Their neat and compact habit make them ideal for bedding and the front of a border. Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area. Other common names deep purple African daisy . UK grown plug plants supplied. These cheery blooms, planted on their own or with other cool-season plants like pansies, make a lively display in spring or fall. Name: woofie NE WA (Zone 5a) woofie Mar 27, 2012 1:39 PM CST. You should be able to fit 6-7 cuttings in each pot. This means that the resulting plants will never be identical and can therefore not be given the same name as the original plant. Taking cuttings was our most successful method. Likewise, can Osteospermum be grown from cuttings? The simple daisy blooms open when the sun is shining, and their main flowering season is winter and spring. They are known as the daisybushes or African daisies.. Osteospermum used to belong to the genus Dimorphotheca, but only the annual species remain in that genus; the perennials belong to Osteospermum. Castro Valley, California. What's included? Keep the seeds moist until they germinate. Dramatic purple eye. apart for best growth. The blooms close up at night and on very cloudy days. UK-grown 3cm jumbo plug plants supplied. Requires well-drained soil in full sun to flower well. Regional. Remove one side shoot for every daisy you want to propagate. Height 40cm. The petals are steely blue on the reverse. Home > Perennials > View All Perennials > Osteospermum Serenity Collection BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND - 100 FREE ALLIUMS WITH ALL ORDERS DESPATCHED WITHIN 14 DAYS - USE CODE BF20. Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Mediterranean. Osteospermum are fairly hardy but will require initial care to ensure the soil remains moist. Cultivation. Plant them 12”- 18” (30.5 to 45.5 cm.) A blue-eyed daisy (Osteospermum spp. Add to Wish List. Stephen had washed propagating sand, but perlite also works well as a propagating material. Sometimes known as South African sailor boy daisies, these shrubby perennial plants grow to a height of between 30cm and 1m. Most Osteospermums are hybrids and the resulting seedlings will not come true to the original plant. Osteospermum Serenity Collection African Daisy. Osteospermum. Always choose non-flowering shoots. 01604 462 729; 0779 543 0706; Home; HVAC; Gas Services Osteospermum cultivars in the garden of Alice Collins, Sydney. Once the seedlings are 2”-3” (5 to 7.5 cm.) For growing plants, beautiful gardens and propagation. Seeds germinate best at 70 degrees F and should sprout within 10-21 days. Osteospermum: Plant Care Writer Bio With degrees in fine and commercial art and Spanish, Ruth de Jauregui is an old-school graphic artist, book designer and published author. Good cut flower . We normally take our 5cm stem tip cuttings in autumn, although they can be rooted at any time of year given the right conditions. They have been bred to produce multiple branches without the need for pinching, the heads of blooms will fill your pots much more than traditio Osteospermum Osteospermum Variety or Cultivar 'Blue Eyed Beauty' _ 'Blue Eyed Beauty' is a tender, compact, mound-forming, evergreen perennial with toothed, spoon-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, veined, daisy-like, yellow flowerheads, purple to … Osteospermum / ˌ ɒ s t i ə ˈ s p ɜːr m əm,-t i oʊ-/, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae. This nursery propagates plants using seed, cutting and tissue-culture methods. 10 Seeds £3.90 Currently unavailable. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers. Osteospermum is a very popular shrubby perennial with irregular toothed green foliage and daisy-like flowers. I'm editing this post to help it make sense after being split off from the "Welcome to" thread. Genus Osteospermum can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with aromatic, evergreen, simple or lobed leaves and showy daisy-like flowers over a long period from late spring However Osteospermum ‘Cannington Roy’ and O. ecklonis compacta will withstand short periods of -10°C and can be considered fully hardy garden plants. Great for patio pots, containers, borders and edging, simply plant between January and March for flowering in June through October. Commonly known as African daisies, Osteospermum are a fantastic genus of flowering plants. Also known as the Cape Daisy or African Daisy these sun loving flowers will bloom throughout the spring and summer months, giving you a bright, cheerful display. Add to Wish List. Set plants out at about the time of your last spring frost. Location. high, you can transplant them into individual pots to grow until the last frost has passed. Propagating medium. Views: 4387, Replies: 10 » Jump to the end. HOW TO GROW OSTEOSPERMUM FROM SEED How to grow Osteospermum from seed? San Jose, California. Breathtaking - you get to enjoy the sunset every day even when its raining with these brilliant sunset shades. How to Grow an Osteospermum Blue Eye. They were virtually unknown as a landscape plant 25 years ago, but are becoming more popular as … info@fourways-industrial.co.uk. Osteospermum produce truly impressive perennial plants that become smoothered in cheerful daisy-shaped blooms during the summer months. Of course a plant from southern Africa loves the Sun. Quantity. Young plants . We recommend that they are protected in the winter from the cold and frost to enable them to provide years of enjoyment. It is not recommended to collect seed from Osteospermums. Flowers For Cutting/Drying. Aspect: Sun or part shade Flowering: May to October Hardiness: Half hardy Soil: Well-drained. After first frost, you can plant the seedlings in your garden. Osteospermum are generally regarded as summer bedding plants that will not survive a normal winter and this is certainly true of many of the gaudier and newer varieties which are so numerous in all garden centres in the summer. There are so many cultivars offering a wond . I am looking to have them in my borders next year, currently I have several plants and I am wondering how best to grow more for next season along with a few tips. They make an excellent bedding plant in areas with fertile well drained soil and lots of sunshine. Synonyms Calendula eckerlinii. Only a few varieties of osteospermum are grown from seed. What is Osteospermum? Osteospermum … £21.00. Osteospermum Akila Berries and Cream will flower from spring into autumn, providing colourful blooms in wonderful shades of pinks, purples and white. Growing osteospermum from cuttings or seeds? Notes. Osteospermums are a fantastic addition to the summer garden, and yet they are relatively new to most gardeners and were almost unheard of 25 years ago! Flowers can be single or semi-double. plant Features. Jun 27, 2013 - Osteospermums are lovely daisy-like plants that originate in South Africa. Suggested uses. How to propagate Osteospermum It is possible to propagate Osteospermum by softwood cuttings during late spring or semi-hardwood cuttings during late summer. Osteospermum Daisy Mae Mixed Seeds. With their daisylike blossoms in a myriad of colors, osteospermums were an instant hit. Sow and Plant. Plants branch without pinching and once established osteospermum have really good drought tolerance. Contributed by @ezramoo89 . Summer is the best time to do it, as plant cells divide quickly, promoting growth. African daisy seeds need light to germinate and benefit from scarification for best germination, so just place the seeds on top of the soil and press lightly to make firm contact with the soil. Cuttings have the disadvantage of being small plants at the start of the summer, but osteospermums grow so rapidly this won't be a problem for long. Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed. You can view our entire range of Osteospermum by clicking here. They root easily and grow on well. Also part of the mix is salmon, apricot and orange shades. Only available in the trade since the early 1990s, osteospermum is a fairly recent addition to the gardening world. 12 plants (4 of each) … Item Code : 22163 : Offer : Added by Offer Discount Amount : Line Total : Item Code print : 22163 : Osteospermum Akila White Purple Eye. Seed Raising and Propagation; All; Home » Growing Guide » Osteospermum Growing Guide. Tender Perennial. Osteospermum is a very popular shrubby perennial with irregular toothed green foliage and daisy-like flowers. Propagation Methods: Unknown - Tell us. The commercially available plants are annual; with some luck you get with the propagation by cuttings new plants for the next garden year. from £1.17 . Full Sun. Osteospermum fruticosum requires minimal care; they can tolerate drought and neglect and still put on a great show of flowers in spring. This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions: Carpinteria, California. 'Sky & Ice' has ice blue flowers with dark blue centres. With seed, simply press into the soil and monitor throughout the germination period. Osteospermum hybrids must be propagated by cuttings. Suitable for Container. A really good, sharp knife; Propagating hormone. Osteospermum Seed . You should see growing osteospermum seedlings in about 2 weeks. ‘Whirligig’ is a cultivar with intriguing curved petals that make it an oddball that sits perfectly in a tropical garden design. A charming, free flowering plant, this Pack of Daisy Mae Osteospermum Flower Seeds have large daisy-like blooms with good drought tolerance. Price: £3.60 . You don’t need a lot of kit – just a pot filled with sieved compost, a plastic bag, a piece of string and a good sharp knife. Osteospermum. The heavy flowering varieties are propagated from rooted stem cuttings and sold as potted plants in spring. In a clear care guide we describe the main points for the cultivation of this lovely garden flower. You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here. Some of the responses to my original question got left out, but I found some other information on propagating Osteospermum that I'll post here. Streptocarpus is easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. 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