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Osteospermum 'African Sun'

Dimorphotheca sinuata, African Daisy, Star of the Veldt, Dimorphotheca aurantiaca

Half-hardy Annual

Bushy, free-flowering plants, like a radiant sun with eye-catching golden yellow and vibrant orange bicoloured blooms. Stunning n containers as well as hot, dry borders, attracting bees and butterflies. Height: 30-45cm (12-18 inches).


Culinary note: The bright coloured flowers can be used as a garnish or in ice cubes to add an extra dimension to summer drinks. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, alpine & rockery
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (80 osteospermum seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £0.99

Sow seeds February to May in pots or trays of good seed compost. Place in a propagator or warm place, providing an optimum temperature of about 15C (59F). Lightly cover seeds with a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged, germination will usually take 10-14 days.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost.

Provide a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, spacing plants by 30cm (12in).

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