Cape Daisies (Osteospermum) are stunning daisies from South Africa, which create a carpet of profuse flowers for weeks and weeks through winter and spring. Osteospermum are evergreen perennials and can be pruned back to life year after year, however in cold climates they are often planted as annuals as they don't handle severe frosts. Sunny gardens and most soil types suit the Osteospermum. They are long-flowering plants, excellent for colour bedding and for pots and planters.
Plant them in a sunny border, but they also thrive in a pot on a sunny patio. Water regularly to avoid the plants from drying out. Keep well watered, especially the first two weeks after planting. For best results, feed your plants on a weekly basis with a liquid fertiliser, the extra nutrients will encourage more flowers. Remove spent blooms on a regular basis to keep them looking tidy.
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