Osteospermum 'Sunny Philip'

Osteospermum 'Sunny Philip'

Osteospermum

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Osteospermum 'Sunny Philip'
  • Common name: Osteospermum
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colours:
  • White
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Formerly known as Dimorphotheca, Osteospermum was raised for many years annually from seed as a half-hardy annual, and it is still worth sowing some mixtures for choosing good forms to keep going from cuttings. Many named cultivars have been developed since then, and have become popular for summer bedding, especially in containers in warm sunny sites.

Osteospermum 'Sunny Philip' produces flat, white, spatula-shaped petals which fold midway to reveal the contrasting purple underside. It's perfect for growing in a mixed, sunny border and makes an interesting cut flower.

Grow Osteospermum 'Sunny Philip' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. A tender perennial, grow it as an annual or move pots indoors in autumn to overwinter.

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

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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