Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum

Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum

Osteospermum

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum
  • Common name: Osteospermum
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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For best results, grow Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum in well-drained soil in full sun. In areas where temperatures are likely to fall below -5°C in winter, grow in pots which you can move indoors in autumn.

How to grow Osteospermum jucundum

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Osteospermum jucundum and wildlife

Osteospermum jucundum is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Osteospermum jucundum poisonous?

Osteospermum jucundum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Osteospermum jucundum