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Osteospermum Dimorphotheca Mixed - Seeds - buy 1 get 1 free

osteospermum dimorphotheca mixed - seeds - buy 1 get 1 free
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Description for Osteospermum Dimorphotheca Mixed

The flowers are prominent, 2 to 3 inches in diameter with dark-blue centers and an almost waxy appearance. Plants need good drainage and don t do well in high humidity.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
African Daisy, Cape Marigoldyellow, blue, violet, white, pinkMid-summer, late summer, early fall, mid-fall8 and 12 inches tallMedium

Planting and care

  • Sow seeds of Passion Mixed from February to May at 18-20c (64-68F) on a good free draining damp seed compost.
  • A fine sprinkling of vermiculite must be applied, but do not cover the seed completely.
  • Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination (up to 14 days). Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
  • When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 7.5cm (3 inch) pots.
  • Then grow on in cooler conditions before planting out after all risk of frost has past. Plant 30cm (12 inches) apart.

    SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
    Full SunRequires well-drained soilKeep soil moist60 F to 65 F Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Caring for Osteospermum Dimorphotheca Mixed

    • Remove old and spent leaves to prevent fungus infections.
    • When re-potting see that the crown of the plant is above the level of the soil.
    • Generally, African Daisies do not need insecticides or fungicides. If a problem arises treat them with an insecticidal soap and /or fungicide.
    • Mulching is done around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost.
    • Water the African Daisy wild flowers well weekly until soil is completely moist.

    Harvesting

    Most Osteospermum varieties are hybrids and will not grow true from saved seed.

  • Typical uses of Osteospermum Dimorphotheca Mixed

    Special features: Osteospermum tolerates a wide range of soil types and occupies areas with 500 to 1500 mm annual rainfall.

    Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

    Medicinal use: Is edible but no Culinary uses nutritional value.

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