Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum

Osteospermum

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

Osteospermum jucundum car. compactum

Plant details

There are several good varieties of osteospermum to choose from, but Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum is particularly garden worthy. Plants have narrow, green foliage, which quickly spreads to provide attractive, weed-suppressing groundcover. The flowers are produced with great freedom all summer and into autumn. Needs overwintering indoors.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Osteospermum

Species: jucundum

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 15cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: May to June

Flowering period: June to October


Reader reviews

hayleyhock

I've inherited a much neglected garden and found this growing well under weeds! The soil type is accurate. Its good to have a name for it and find out how to care for it, although its survived well without any help



carol1951

I've tried a few of these this year and they're doing very well.
Do I cut them back in autumn or spring, or leave them alone? Any ideas greatfully received.


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