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Bietou

Osteospermum moniliferum

Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp rotundata, blomme en vrugte, Iphithi NR by JMK (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Bietou Overview

Osteospermum moniliferum is a fast-growing semi-succulent, spreading shrub, with bright yellow daisies in autumn and winter followed by edible berries, a useful pioneer, screening plant. It is easily grown and makes an attractive garden plant and especially for the new garden. It thrives well in strandveld, fynbos, seafront and grassland garden environments.

Common problems with Bietou

Generally problem free.

    How to harvest Bietou

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Bietou

    Seed

    Seeds need scarification to germinate, plant in sandy, well drained soil and sow in spring. The seedlings are fast growing and should be transplanted to small containers when large enough to handle.

    Special features of Bietou

    Attracts useful insects

    The flowers attract bees.

    Attracts birds

    Birds feed on the berries

    Hedge plant

    Can be used as a screen in new gardens especially seafront gardens.

    Attracts butterflies

    Drought resistant

    Wind break

    Attracts bees

    Pioneer

    Other uses of Bietou

    Other uses

    Edible

    Medicinal

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