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Osteospermum jucundum - 'Blackthorn Seedling' (Osteospermum)

Type Herbaceous flower, Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly, Tender Exotic
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Osteospermum jucundum - Cultivation Notes

This herbaceous plant will flourish in most well drained soils (including chalk) preferring lots of sun, as well as tolerating dry conditions. Avoid cold exposed areas, be prepared to dead head / stake during summer.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Osteospermum jucundum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Osteospermum jucundum

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas

Design & Plant Use for Osteospermum jucundum:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Annual bedding plant ideal for quick seasonal colour
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun

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