Osteospermum 'SUMMERSMILE'

Care Prepare the soil in the garden bed by digging to loosen the garden, incorporate compost and a dressing of blood and bone. In dry periods water weekly. Once flowering has begun liquid fertilizing is beneficial. If you want to bring the plant into flower the following season a light prune once the flower has finished and a dressing of a complete fertilizer will be needed.
Common names Cape Daisies
Flowers Yes, flowering constantly from Spring to late Autumn.
Flower description The flowers are two-lipped, with the upper lip consisting of four lobes and the lower lip two lobes they come in a mixture of bright colours.
Foliage Green foliage, producing tall spikes of flowers.
Growth 15cm (h) x 25cm (w)
Growth rate Fast
Habit They produce more flowers, larger blooms and flower for a longer period and plants have a greater vigour and an excellent branching habit.
Origin Africa / trialled in South East Queensland.
Position Full Sun / Part Shade
Pot size 140mm Pots.
Soil type Most soil types suit, with good drainage.
Uses They are profuse flowering plants for colour bedding in spring and summer gardens. Planted either alone or in drifts where the various colours blend together they stand out whilst in flower.  Can be used in pots and in Hanging baskets.
Osteospermum 'SUMMERSMILE' 'Cream'
Osteospermum 'SUMMERSMILE' 'Light Pink'
Osteospermum 'SUMMERSMILE' 'Yellow'