Position – Full sun or part shade
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –May to October
Hardiness – Half Hardy
Osteospermum are best planted in a well-drained soil of chalk or sand within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun but will tolerate part shade if necessary. They look best in flower beds and borders within courtyard, informal and cottage garden settings, or in containers or pots.
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Make sure you water these plants thoroughly and deeply at the time of planting and continue to do so whilst they are young, taking care not to waterlog the soil.
Water regularly to prevent the plants from drying out, taking care not to overwater. For your plants to thrive, you may wish to feed on a weekly basis with a general fertiliser as this will promote flowering. It is possible to deadhead wilted flowers as this will prolong flowering and will neaten your plant when it has finished blooming. Provide your plants with winter protection as they are not hardy.
It is possible to propagate Osteospermum by softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.
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