Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her.
day two

Osteospermum

The centres of these delightful, long-lasting African daisies are often a delight with their unusual colours. Next time you pass some, stop and have a closer look.

Osteospermum

The name Osteospermum is derived from the Greek o’steon’ (= bone) and Latin ‘spermum’ (= seed). Osteospermums belong to the daisy family ( Compositae / Asteraceae), hence their common names: African Daisy or South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy.

Osteospermum

July

Growing African daisies require conditions similar to those found in Africa. It likes heat and full sun. It needs well-drained soil and, in fact, will tolerate dry soils. The ones with the blue ‘eye’ tend to be the most hardy, but in the UK they are mostly treated as annuals.

Osteospermum: Whirligig

Nasinga Purple variety – also known as the Spoon Daisy.

whirligig Nasinga Purple variety

Here are a couple more including white or cream ones.

The name Osteospermum is derived from the Greek osteon (= bone) and Latin spermum  (= seed). Osteospermums belong to the daisy family ( Compositae / Asteraceae), hence their common names: African Daisy or South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy.