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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
delightful African daisy
Dimorphotheca jucunda Osteospermum barberae misapplied
Osteospermum can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with aromatic, evergreen, simple or lobed leaves and showy daisy-like flowers over a long period from late spring
O. jucundum is a rhizomatous perennial to 45cm in height, with narrow, aromatic grey-green leaves and solitary daisy-like, light pinkish-purple, dark-eyed flowers 5-6cm in width
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a warm, sunny position. In frosty areas overwinter cuttings under glass
Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Patio & Container Plants Coastal
Pruning Cut back to remove winter damage and maintain appearance in spring.
Pests May be attacked by aphids
May be subject to verticillium wilt
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delightful African daisy
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