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Osteospermum jucundum


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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (18368)

Plant details

There are several good varieties of osteospermum to choose from, but probably the most reliable is this, the actual species. Flower colour varies from pinky-white to soft red. Plants have narrow, green foliage, which can become quite dense in established plants, and the stems, although upright at first, spread sideways to make spreading clumps. The flowers are produced with great freedom all summer and into autumn. Needs overwintering indoors. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: May to June

Flowering period: July to October

Reader reviews


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

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