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Herbaceous Perennial

Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie'

African daisy 'Snow Pixie'

A spreading perennial, producing a mat of mid-green, spoon-shaped leaves and, from early summer to mid-autumn, shining white, daisy flowers with yellow centres on 40cm-tall stems

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Yellow Green
Summer White Yellow Green
Autumn White Yellow Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy, Matforming
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a warm, sunny position. In frosty areas overwinter cuttings under glass. Can withstand short spells below 0°C

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
  • Bedding
Pruning

Deadheading regularly will help prolong flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to a downy mildew and verticillium wilt

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