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Osteospermum ‘Soprano Purple’ (African Daisy)

African Daisy 'Soprano Purple', Cape Daisy 'Soprano Purple', Osteospermum 'Osoutis', Soprano Series

Osteospermum 'Soprano Purple', African Daisy 'Soprano Purple', Cape Daisy 'Soprano Purple', Soprano Series, evergreen perennial, evergreen shrub, purple flowers
Osteospermum 'Soprano Purple', African Daisy 'Soprano Purple', Cape Daisy 'Soprano Purple', Soprano Series, evergreen perennial, evergreen shrub, purple flowers

Osteospermum ‘Soprano Purple’ (African Daisy) is a bushy, evergreen, tender perennial with a profusion of rich lavender-purple daisy flowers adorned with sapphire blue eyes. In cool summer climates, these beautiful flowers will produce a long-lasting display from spring to frost. In hot summer climates, they will bloom their head off from spring to early summer, stop to a complete standstill during hot, dry weather until the weather turns cool again in the fall. The blossoms are borne on upright stems clad with lanceolate green leaves. Great for sunny borders and containers where the cheery blooms will bring a pleasing pop of color.

  • Grows with a mounding habit up to 8-14 in. tall (20-35 cm) and 12-14 in. wide (30-35 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moderately fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates drought and neglect but looks better with good garden soil and irrigation. Osteospermums generally dislike hot and humid summers.
  • To be grown as annuals in areas beyond hardiness range
  • Perfect addition for beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens, rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens, coastal gardens or containers.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Watch for aphids, downy mildew and verticillium wilt.
  • Tip-pinch young plants to promote bushiness. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom. Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Osteospermum
Common names African Daisy
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 2'
(20cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 15"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Dimorphotheca ecklonis (Cape Marguerite)
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Osteospermum ‘4D Silver’ (African Daisy)
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Osteospermum ‘4D Violet Ice’ (African Daisy)
Osteospermum ‘Serenity Bronze’ (African Daisy)

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Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican Daisy)
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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Osteospermum
Common names African Daisy
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 2'
(20cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 15"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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