Osteospermum loves cool weather and will bloom remain in bloom until hot summer weather brings the show to an end. Then the plants will sulk until the weather turns cool again in the fall. May continue to bloom sporadically through winter. Osteospermum grows 15 to 24 inches tall. The plant is deer and rabbit resistant
Spider Pink has pink flowers. As a spider, you might expect the center of each petal to be pinched together, and this is what many other photos look like, but on our, the petals are unfurled. This could be because it gets more shade that it would normally like. That means it looks more like a pink daisy than anything else. The centers are more of a blue. Flowers are about 1 ½” across.
Osteospermum flowers close up at night.
Pronunciation: oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum ek-LON-iss
Species Meaning: Named for Dr. Christian Friedrich Ecklon, 19th century German botanist
Osteospermum ecklonis is native to South Africa.
Remove the flowers as they fade to promote additional flushes of bloom.
Easily propagated from cuttings.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18013
Found in Streambed,
Towards the Tea House, under the Dogwood on the right.
We acquired this plant from Hidden Acres.