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 Purple has dark purple flowers with a spoon-like appearance. The centers are more of a blue. Flowers are about 1 ½” across. Our plants are in a fairly shady location, but they still manage to put on a great show.
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.
Appears to be easy to propagate from cuttings.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18012
Found in Streambed,
Fairly close to the bridge.
We acquired this plant from Hidden Acres.