Part Sun,




1 to 3 feet


1-2 feet wide

Flower Color:


Foliage Color:


Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Spring Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Special Features:

Attracts Birds,
Cut Flowers,
Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance

how to grow Osteospermum



Stem Cuttings

garden plans for Osteospermum

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Garden Plan to Soften a Fence

Annual Raised-Bed Garden Plan
Annual Raised-Bed Garden Plan

Easy-Care Cottage Garden
Easy-Care Cottage Garden

more varieties for Osteospermum

'Flower Power Spider White' osteospermum

‘Flower Power Spider White’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Flower Power Spider White’ shows off an abundance of daisy-shape blooms with unique spoon-shape petals. It grows 14 inches tall.

'Mara' osteospermum

‘Mara’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Mara’ produces large blooms of apricot-tan petals that blend to a beautiful soft pink at the center. This compact selection grows 10 inches tall.

'Peach Symphony' osteospermum

‘Peach Symphony’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Peach Symphony’ bears soft, peachy-coral flowers in spring and fall on drought-tolerant plants that grow 14 inches tall.

'Serenity Lavender Frost' osteospermum

‘Serenity Lavender Frost’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Serenity Lavender Frost’ bears white flowers with a lavender-purple center on 14-inch-tall plants.

'Serenity Purple' osteospermum

‘Serenity Purple’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Serenity Purple’ bears rich-purple flowers on mounding plants that grow 14 inches tall.

'Sideshow Copper Apricot' osteospermum

‘Sideshow Copper Apricot’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Sideshow Copper Apricot’ bears soft apricot-orange flowers with a purple blush on a mounding, 1-foot-tall plant.

'Soprano Compact Purple' osteospermum

‘Soprano Compact Purple’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Soprano Compact Purple’ bears purple flowers on drought-tolerant, compact plants that grow only 10 inches tall.

'Soprano Vanilla Spoon' osteospermum

‘Soprano Vanilla Spoon’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Soprano Vanilla Spoon’ bears white flowers with spoon-shape petals on drought-tolerant, 2-foot-tall plants.

'Sunny Dark Florence' osteospermum

‘Sunny Dark Florence’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Sunny Dark Florence’ bears orange flowers on a 12-inch-tall plant.

'Yellow Symphony' osteospermum

‘Yellow Symphony’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Yellow Symphony’ bears golden-yellow flowers with purple centers on drought-tolerant, 14-inch-tall plants.

'Zion Plum' osteospermum

‘Zion Plum’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Zion Plum’ is a strong-growing selection with blue-purple flowers in spring and fall. It grows 12 inches tall.

'Zion Sun Yellow' osteospermum

‘Zion Sun Yellow’ osteospermum

Osteospermum ‘Zion Sun Yellow’ is a vigorous selection with yellow flowers in spring and fall. It grows 12 inches tall.

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The quintessential cottage flower, pinks are treasured for their grasslike blue-green foliage and abundant starry flowers, which are often spicily fragrant. Depending on the type of pink, flowers appear in spring or summer and tend to be pink, red, white, rose, or lavender, but come in nearly all shades except true blue. Plants range from tiny creeping groundcovers to 30-inch-tall cut flowers, which are a favorite with florists. Foliage is blue-green.Shown above: ‘Firewitch’ dianthus



Even without its fabulous scent, heliotrope would be widely grown in the garden. It has a distinctive scent — some say it smells like cherry pie; others say a grape Popsicle. Still others say it’s reminiscent of vanilla. Regardless, it is undeniably one of the most intriguingly scented plants in the garden. As a bonus, this tropical plant, grown as an annual, bears big clusters of rich purple, blue, or white flowers.Heliotrope thrives in a spot with full sun and moist, well-drained soil. It’s a great container plant — try it in a window box or next to a doorway where you can enjoy it frequently. For the strongest scent, group several plants together where they can get afternoon sun. That warming sun releases the fragrance.



Few gardens should be without the easy charm of snapdragons. They get their name from the fact that you can gently squeeze the sides of the intricately shaped flower and see the jaws of a dragon head snap closed. The blooms come in gorgeous colors, including some with beautiful color variations on each flower. Plus, snapdragons are an outstanding cut flower. Gather a dozen or more in a small vase and you’ll have one of the prettiest bouquets around.Snapdragons are especially useful because they’re a cool-season annual, coming into their own in early spring when the warm-season annuals, such as marigolds and impatiens, are just being planted. They’re also great for fall color.Plant snapdragon in early spring, a few weeks before your region’s last frost date. Deadhead regularly for best bloom and fertilize regularly. Snapdragons often self-seed in the landscape if not deadheaded, so they come back year after year, though the colors from hybrid plants will often will be muddy looking. In mild regions, the entire plant may overwinter if covered with mulch.Shown above: ‘Rocket Red’ snapdragon

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