AKILA SERIES Osteospermum Seeds
The newest Osteospermum series. In hot summer areas, plants flower during the cooler winter, spring or fall seasons. In mild summer climates, plants bloom all summer long. Flowers are open all day, and close at night.
Plants in the Akila series are the most compact Osteospermums available from seed. The 16-20 inch tall plants are full and dense, with excellent branching. No pinching is required. Akila series Osteospermums are superb performers both containers and the landscape.
AKILA DAISY WHITE Osteospermum
White flowers with yellow centers; the first hybrid Osteospermum of this type. Blooms earlier and heavier, tolerates heat and drought better than other Osteospermums.
Flowering begins in early spring, and continues well in to the fall. A 2014 All America Selections Winner. A 2015 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize).
AKILA MIX Osteospermum
AKILA PURPLE Osteospermum
ASTI SERIES Osteospermum Seeds
Asti series Osteospermums represent a breakthrough in flower breeding. Plants tolerate both extreme heat and light frost. Great rolling waves of elegant, 2-3 inch daisies are produced from early summer and well into fall. Deadheading will assure the flowers keep right on coming.
Asti series Osteospermums grow as wide as they do tall, up to 20 inches in each direction. Plants are high performers, well adapted to almost any climate. They are knockout choices for containers or garden beds.
ASTI MIX Osteospermum
Blooms in shades of lavender, purple, and white.
ASTI WHITE Osteospermum
Pristine white blossoms with fetching, violet centers. An All-America Selections winner.
How to Plant OSTEOSPERMUM Seeds
Nick Osteospermum seed with nail clippers, then sow in cell packs or flats. Press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 10-21 days. Transplant Osteospermum seedlings into the garden 12-16 inches apart, after all danger of frost. Seedlings tolerate light frost, can be set out early in the season.
Growing Osteospermum: Full Sun. Flowers stay open during the day, even during cloudy weather. Bloooms attract butterflies. Plants resist heat and drought; tolerate poor soil, when drainage is good.