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by Bill on October 12, 2004 04:31 PM
[teacher] How to Grow and Care for African Daisy Plants

African Daisies (Osteospermum) are generally considered to be annual plants, but certain cultivars are hardy to USDA zone 6.
Osteospermums should be grown in full sun, but they will tolerate some partial shade. Their blooming season begins in early spring and continues until the first frosts of fall. The flowers of the African Daisy will only open fully on a sunny day, but even on an overcast day, they will open partially, giving you a much different effect.(photo #2)

Osteospermums should be watered regularly. If they are allowed to dry out completely they may survive but their growth will be stunted. Once established, they should be fed every 2 weeks with a good all-purpose fertilizer.

Remove the spent flowers promptly to promote new growth. Any weak or spindly stems should also be removed... they will quickly be replaced by fresh new growth! Hardy Osteospermums should be cut back to the ground in late fall or very early spring.

Osteospermums (African Daisy) can be grown from seeds or started from tip cuttings taken from non-flowering shoots.

Click for Osteospermum 'Cream Symphony'

Osteospermum barberae  -

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There is another photo of Osteospermum barberae here....

Osteospermum ecklonis
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[grin]

 - These are Cedar Hill flowers!

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by gardenmom32210 on October 12, 2004 04:48 PM
[clappy] [thumb] Beautiful! [thumb] [clappy]

Karen [grin]
by weezie13 on October 12, 2004 06:28 PM
I love those plants,
haven't grown any though,
they don't sell them here *seeds or plants* [Eek!]

I love the purple one's or pastel ones.

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Jiffymouse on October 14, 2004 02:25 AM
i think i need some of these. how will they do with our hot, humid summers?
by ServantsHeart2003 on October 22, 2004 04:57 PM
I would love ANY and ALL kinds of these--aka Spoon Flowers?!! Anybody have seeds for these??

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by puppy80 on October 29, 2004 06:42 PM
Wow amazing flowers... nice shots
by Ann1 on November 25, 2004 04:17 PM
Has anyone found the seeds for the spoon petaled flowers anywhere on the web or "real" world? I've checked for several days and can find the regular daisy like flowers, but none with the pinched petals. And from another site I think they're having the same problem--like the spoon flowers may have been available for a short while, but no more.

I'll check with the local nursery man.

Ann1
by tkhooper on March 21, 2005 06:00 PM
I'm in zone 7a down here in virginia. I get plenty of sun but my soil drains really well. Do you think I might be able to grow them indoors?

I found the symphony series at estabrooks although the pictures are of fully open flowers and they are not nearly as good as bills pictures.

Osteospermum

Hope they are, they certainly are pretty.

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by weezie13 on March 22, 2005 06:48 PM
TK,

The link said it didn't work???

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by weezie13 on March 22, 2005 06:50 PM
I had just posted a link to some,
somewhere's on here,
let me go hunt them down.

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by weezie13 on March 22, 2005 06:58 PM
Here's the direct link to the place....

*I think it's in the UK though?????????*

Osteospermums
Go to PHOTO ALBUM and check out all the colors and shapes.....
There's a special section in the ALBUM that says
"SPOONED", click on that..the one color one has one in that too!!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by tkhooper on March 23, 2005 04:28 AM
Great site Weezie

Mine just went to the blank page which was weird. Maybe I didn't get all of the end of the URL.

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by finchlover on October 02, 2005 06:12 AM
this is my 2nd year to grow these. My daughter got my first ones when I was in hospital and she planted them. I love them so this year I got move . we found ours at our local Walmart.

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