Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum

Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum

Osteospermum

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum
  • Common name: Osteospermum
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 15cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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 cheerful purple flowers are produced throughout summer and into autumn.

Grow Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum in well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from frost in winter or grow in pots which you can move indoors in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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