African Daisy Serenity Dark PurpleCODE:
Osteospermum ‘African Daisy Serenity Dark Purple’
A hardy, fast-growing, evergreen, compact perennial with deep green foliage. In early Spring through to Autumn, bold plum-purple flowers with a deep-purple centre appear. Blooms cover the whole plant in a vibrant display and great repeat flowering form. African Daisy plants are a very versatile plant as they can be grown in all sorts of climate conditions. Drought tolerant once established and will tolerate coastal conditions. Low water requirements, benefits from occasional watering during extended periods of heat. Prune once flowers finished encouraging a neat, tidy shape.
Position: Full sun
Understory planting to larger shrubs
Planted in pots/containers
Make sure to prepare the soil prior to planting. Mixing in a bag of well-aged animal manure or compost can help to conditions and revitalise tired soil. Make sure to blend with pre-existing soil, mixing together thoroughly. Once the soil has been prepare, dig a hole which is wider, but not deeper, than what the original size of the pot the plant has come in. Position the plant in the hole and backfill any gaps with the excess soil. Give the plant a deep soaking of water to help settle the roots.
If planting into a pot make sure that the container chosen is large enough for the plant being planted. Never pot a plant into a container which is too small. Use a premium quality potting mix as this has all the added fertilisers and wetting agents required for having a healthy plant.
African Daisies are extremely reliable plants which not only provide months of colour but are a great food source for our native and exotic bees. By providing a safe haven for these friendly pollinators in return you are gaining a beautiful garden.