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Osteospermum ecklonis Akila 'White'

Photo courtesy of Ball Seed.

African Daisy

Osteospermum Asti White produces blooms of white petals with a deep indigo center disk that extend just above the deep green foliage. 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 Asti Osteospermum have an excellent tolerance for heart and drought. The Asti 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 Inches

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Spread

16-20 Inches

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

Ageratum Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum 'Hawaii 5.0 Blue')
African Daisy African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis Akila 'Grand Canyon Mix')
Spreading/Trailing Petunia Spreading/Trailing Petunia (Petunia hybrida Success 'Red')

Characteristics & Attributes

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