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Last Update 06/03/08

Plant of the Month

Osteospermum

 Osteospermum 'Lemon Symphony'

Osteospermum 'Lemon Symphony' is a perennial with cheery, daisy-like lemon-yellow flowers with purple eyes. Osteospermums are members of the Asteraceae family and are summer blooming perennials.

Osteospermum 'Lemon Symphony'

Plant Facts:

Common Name:   Osteospermum 'Lemon Symphony'

Botanical Name:   Osteospermum

Family:  Asteraceae

Plant Type:  Evergreen perennial

Origin: Southern Africa

Zones: 10 - 11

Height:  14"

Rate of Growth: Moderate

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Soil Requirements:  Fertile, well-drained

Water Requirements: Water well when in growth, allow soil to dry between waterings

Nutritional Requirements: Balanced liquid fertilizer weekly for best flower production

Light Requirements: Full sun

Form:  Upright sub-shrub

Leaves:  Inversely lance-shaped, toothed, mid-green

Flowers:  Daisy-like, lemon-yellow, purple eye, dead-head regularly to promote flowering

Fruits:

Pests or diseases:  Aphids, downy mildew, Verticillum wilt

Uses:  Baskets, tubs, beds, or window boxes

Bad Habits: 

Cost:  $ $ -- Very reasonable

Propagation:  Prohibited by Patent Pending

Sources:  A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

 
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