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Osteospermum ecklonis

How to plant Osteospermum seeds

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 in. tall plants are full and dense, with excellent branching. No pinching is required. Akila series osteospermums are superb performers both in containers and the landscape.

Akila Mix osteospermum AN00018

AKILA MIX Osteo­spermum Seeds

10 seeds - $5.99

ASTI SERIES Osteo­spermum Seeds

Osteospermum Asti Mix AN10052

ASTI MIX Osteo­spermum Seeds

Blooms in shades of lavender, purple, and white. Asti Mix osteospermums represent a breakthrough in flower breeding. Plants tolerate both extreme heat and light frost. Great rolling waves of elegant, 2-3 in. daisies are produced from early summer and well into fall. Deadheading will assure the flowers keep right on coming.

Asti Mix osteospermums grow as wide as they do tall, up to 20 in. in each direction. Plants are high performers, well adapted to almost any climate. Asti Mix osteospermums are knockout choices for containers or garden beds.

10 seeds - $5.99

How to Plant and Grow Osteospermum

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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 in. apart after all danger of frost. Seedlings tolerate light frost, can be set out early in the season.

Grow 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.