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I am trying to find out the name of the osteospermum which is half hardy and spreads each year in a sunny border Its usually a white colour or pale pink but the garden centre staff only seem to know the annual pot type. Any ideas?



Osteospernum juncundum is the hardiest one with pink flowers.

13 Jul, 2012


Osteospernum juncundum Compactum is another, Lower growing, darker pink flowers and not so invasive.

13 Jul, 2012


Thank you both - I see a visit to the gc on the cards.

13 Jul, 2012


Hi, I have them in parts of my garden, easy to take cuttings from and flowers for months in the sun of course, live through cold winters too.
I have seen them for sale on ebay, this is the true perennial, I think GC's like to sell annuals.I have pink, white and deep pink.

13 Jul, 2012


Went and looked, there is also O. ecklonis which is hardy, small and has white flowers.

13 Jul, 2012


I will look out for that one Owdboggy, thanks.

16 Jul, 2012

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