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 Mary' is a bold variety, bearing masses of vibrant purple-pink flowers throughout summer. It's perfect for growing in a mixed, sunny border among other bold colours, and makes an excellent cut flower.
Grow Osteospermum 'Sunny Mary' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. A tender perennial, grow it as an annual or move pots indoors in autumn to overwinter.
Osteospermum ‘Sunny mary’ and wildlife
Osteospermum ‘Sunny mary’ is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Is Osteospermum ‘Sunny mary’ poisonous?
Osteospermum ‘Sunny mary’ has no toxic effects reported.