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Osteospermum - Ornamental Plant of the Week for March 3, 2014

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Heat-tolerant osteospermums are becoming more popular as cool-season-to-warm-season transition bedding plants in the landscape. These plants are commonly referred to as African daisy.

The LSU AgCenter recommends planting in February through March. Plants can tolerate a light frost.

Daisy-like flowers cover the canopy. Plants reach a height of 12 to 16 inches in the landscape.

Consider the more heat-tolerant varieties – including the popular Voltage Yellow (yellow blooms) and the new White Lightning (white flowers with yellow undersides to the petals). Both of these varieties have lasted in bloom until mid- to late summer in south Louisiana landscapes.

Plant in partial sun to light shade for best results.

Allen Owings
Rick Bogren


Last Updated: 2/28/2014 4:39:23 PM

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