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
Typically grows to around 12–18 inches (30–45 cm)
Evergreen, dark green, lance-shaped leaves
Bloom Time
Spring to fall
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
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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