Osteospermum Akila ® Sunset Shades

Osteospermum Akila ® Sunset Shades

A brand new mix!


(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item # 52271-PK-P1
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$6.95
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A new African Daisy mix with all the colors of the setting sun! These compact, well branched plants are covered in 2" blooms. Plant them in containers or in an annual bed. They thrive in full sun and are drought tolerant.

Perfect for cutting, these blooms also look good on the plant, thanks to a more compact, tight habit. Expect the flowers to keep coming from early summer all the way into fall, especially if you cut or deadhead the blooms promptly to encourage new bud formation.

Sun-loving and very forgiving of harsh conditions, they deserve a place of honor in your garden! Pkt is 10 seeds.

Osteospermum Germination Information

Osteospermum Seed Germination How to Sow Osteospermum:
  • Sow indoors at 65-75° at a depth of 4 times the diameter of the seeds
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors

How to Grow Osteospermum:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant out 1 foot apart in full sun to partial shade

Soil: Soil needs to be slightly acidic, light, moderately fertile, moist, and well-drained

Temperature: Grow on with low night temperatures to promote flowering: 50-70° days and 50-60° nights

Additional Care: Plants will cease their flower production in the heat of the summer, so deadhead spent flowers and lightly sheer the plants to promote a repeat of flower display when temperatures cool down in the fall. Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer

Appearance and Use:

A showy annual plant with daisy-like flowers, for use in borders, as edging and bedding material, and in containers. Mostly hybrids are grown, but the following 3 species exist: Osteospermum caulescens is a prostrate grower with white ray flowers and blue disk, O. hyoseroides grows 12-18 inches high by 8-12 inches wide and has neon orange ray flowers and a brown disk, O. jucundum is of clumping habit with pink to purple ray flowers


About Osteospermum:
Pronunciation:  ôs-te-o-sperm’um
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae; native to South Africa and the Arabian Penninsula
Common Name: Osteospermum