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 OwingsRick Bogren
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