Osteospermum ‘Pink Whirls’ African Daisy

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Osteospermum ‘Pink Whirls’ African Daisy, also known as Cape Daisy or Spoon Daisy, is a cultivar of Osteospermum, a genus of flowering plants native to Africa. They have a unique and eye-catching appearance, with pink and white petals that curl inward to form a spiral shape. The flowers are also large and showy, measuring up to 3 inches across, and bloom profusely from spring to fall. In addition, this plant is easy to grow and care for, as it can tolerate a range of conditions and resist pests and diseases.

Botanical Name
Osteospermum ecklonis ‘Pink Whirls’
Plant Type
Herbaceous perennial
Family
Asteraceae
Height
Typically grows to around 12–18 inches (30–45 cm)
Foliage
Evergreen, dark green, lance-shaped leaves
Bloom Time
Spring to fall
Climate
Warm temperate to subtropical
Sun Exposure
Full sun to partial shade
Soil Requirements
Well-drained, fertile, slightly acidic to neutral
Hardiness Zones
USDA zones 9 to 11
Flowering
Pink and white petals that curl inward to form a spiral shape, yellow center, up to 3 inches across
Seasonal Features
Long-lasting and abundant blooms, attractive foliage
Special Features
Drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, attracts butterflies and bees
  • The leaves are evergreen in mild climates but may die back in colder areas.
  • The flowers are the main attraction of this plant, as they have a striking pink-and-white color and a spiral shape. The petals are spoon-shaped and curl inward toward the yellow center. The flowers are borne on long stems that rise above the foliage.
  • Propagate through stem cuttings or seeds.
  • Adding color and interest to any garden. It can be used as a border plant, a ground cover, a container plant, or a cut flower.
  • Beneficial for wildlife, as it attracts pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
  • Resistant to deer and rabbits, which can be a problem for other plants.
  • Generally healthy and free of major pest and disease problems. However, it may occasionally suffer from aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, powdery mildew, or root rot.
  • Non-toxic to humans and pets

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