Osteospermum are popular in cultivation, where they are frequently used in summer bedding schemes in parks and gardens. Osteospermums are half-hardy perennials, or subshrubs, which means that they are not entirely hardy and will not survive persistent frosts.
When Osteospermum are planted in a container, soil should be prevented from drying out completely. If they do, the plants will go into sleep mode and survive the period of drought, but they will abort their flower buds and not easily come back into flower. Also, their roots are relatively susceptible to rotting if over watered after the dry period. They can be used in landscape or containers and like sunny well drained conditions.
Best Grown cool 45-50 degree to vernalize prior to blooming. Flowers generally 5-8 weeks after this vernalization. Keep well watered avoid drying out. Osteospermum like cool temperatures but not freezing temperatures. PH 5.5-6.
Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Osteospermum Lavender Quick Reference Guide
|4" crop time||8WK|
|10" crop time||10WK|