Also known as
African Daisy, Blue And White Daisybush, Freeway Daisy, Sailor-Boy Daisy, Van Staden's River Daisy, Sundays River Daisy, White Daisy Bush, Blue-and-White Daisy Bush
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Cape Marguerite Overview
Osteospermum ecklonisis, commonly known as Cape Marguerite, or African daisy, is native to Africa and parts of the Arabian peninsula. This evergreen species have aromatic, simple foliage with rugged margins and showy daisy-like, pink or white flowers. This plant is a perennial species but may be grown effectively as an annual to add temporary colour to a garden. A collection of these plants in full bloom certainly creates a stunning show in any garden! It was until recently classified as Dimorphotheca ecklonis and is still occasionally found for sale with that name.
How to propagate Cape Marguerite
Semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Sow seeds in spring.
Special features of Cape Marguerite
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Cape Marguerite
Borders, can be grown in pots and containers