African Daisy

Osteospermum ecklonis - botanical name

Osteospermum ecklonis

Evergreen spreading to clumping bush (0.4m x 1m) from South Africa. Grey-green leaves. Mostly white flowers with navy blue centres. Many colour varieties available including pink; yellow and purple. Useful as a groundcover on poor soils and for colour in a perennial garden. Spreads by self-seeding and rooting where nodes touch the ground. Tolerant to salinity. Potential to invade bushland. Frost and drought tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Ground cover
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full sun
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Clay, Loam
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (South Africa)
  • Scale
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