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African daisy 'Pink Whirls'

Osteospermum 'Pink Whirls'

Pink whirls by Thom Quine (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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African daisy 'Pink Whirls' Overview

Osteospermum 'Pink Whirls' is an evergreen sub-shrub cultivar from the Asteraceae family. It typically grows to around 40cm tall, producing lance-shaped leaves with jagged, toothed edges. Flowers are daisy-like in appearance, purple-pink in colour, with blue-purple centres and they measure approximately 5cm in diameter. The petal-like structures, termed ray florets, are interestingly shaped, with a pinched middle widening to a spoon shape at the tip. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with African daisy 'Pink Whirls'

How to propagate African daisy 'Pink Whirls'

Seed

Start indoors, about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Sow about 0.1 cm deep. They seed themselves freely so there are always plantlets to spread around the garden.

Cuttings

Make cuttings from new growth with a bit of older hard wood attached. Place in soil and it will quickly roots. Keep moist in the beginning!

Special features of African daisy 'Pink Whirls'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

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