OSTEOSPERMUM eklonis (Cape Daisy, White) is a perennial flowering plant native to South Africa. Here are some details about the white variety:
Plant Type: Cape Daisy is a herbaceous perennial plant, meaning it lives for multiple years. It belongs to the Asteraceae family.
Cape Daisy plants form mounds of foliage with lance-shaped leaves that are typically green or gray-green in color. The flowers are the main attraction, featuring daisy-like blooms with white petals and a yellow center. The flowers have a distinctive shape with overlapping petals and a contrasting center. They have a vibrant and cheerful appearance.
The flower typically blooms in spring and summer, from late spring to early fall. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions. Cape Daisy is highly valued for its colorful and daisy-like flowers. It is often used in garden borders, containers, and rock gardens. The flowers also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Cape Daisy thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types. It is relatively adaptable and can grow in both cool and warm regions. Cape Daisy is known for its ability to tolerate drought conditions.
Cape Daisy, with its white daisy-like blooms and attractive foliage, adds a touch of elegance and brightness to garden landscapes. Its adaptability to various growing conditions, low-maintenance nature, and ability to attract pollinators make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create vibrant and eye-catching displays.
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Scientific Name: Osteospermum Eklonis
Common Name: Cape Daisy, White
Plant Type: Tender Perennials or Half-hardy Perennials
Native Range: South Africa
Spread: 12-24 "
Habitat: Freeways, Banks, Bluffs
Exposure: Full sun
Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Attracts: Bees, Other Pollinators
Flower Shape: Spoon Shaped
Flower Color: White
Water Requirement: Low (1 inch of water per week)
Soil Type: Well drained / light / sandy
Soil pH: 5-5.5
Advantage: Easy to grow, Low maintenance
Uses: Beds or borders, Cutting, Gardens