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Osteospermum ecklonis Akila 'Grand Canyon Mix'

Photo courtesy of Ball Seed.

African Daisy

The Osteospermum is commonly referred to as an African Daisy. The bright ever-blooming flowers are about 2-3” wide, having a large floret surrounding a center disk. The Akila Osteospermum have an excellent tolerance for heart and drought. The Akila Osteospermum are desired most for their beautiful foliage, large, plentiful blooms extending above the foliage, tolerance for heat and its unusual color combinations. This is a great annual for Spring, Summer, and Fall. With the upright, compact habit of the Asti Osteospermum, this is a lovely choice for mixed containers and beds. 

Height

16-20 in

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Spread

16-20 in

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

Akila Osteospermum prefers full sun to partial shade and a bit milder climates. It prefers average, moist but well-drained soil. Trimming back dead blossoms encourages new blooms. Please remember, containers aren’t as drought resistant, they may need a little extra TLC and consistent watering if in containers!

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Interesting Notes


  • Looks great in beds, containers and along entryways

  • Plant with Lamium for gorgeous containers or baskets

  • Great for cut flower arrangements

USDA Hardiness Zone 8-11

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Great Companions

African Daisy African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis Akila 'White')
Ageratum Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum 'Hawaii 5.0 Blue')
Single Grandiflora Petunia Single Grandiflora Petunia (Petunia hybrida Frost 'Fire')

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Ground Cover
Container
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Edging
Purchase Size(s):
4.5"
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
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