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Osteospermum 'Sunny Victoria'PBR (Sunny Series)

African daisy 'Sunny Victoria'

A variety belonging to the 'Sunny series' of bushy, mound-forming, tender rain daisies. An evergreen perennial, more popularly grown as seasonal annual bedding for patio and balcony summer displays. It has toothed, semi-glossy, lance- to spoon-shaped, mid-green leaves and pink and white flowers with unusual tiny spoon like petals that are pale pink at the spoon end and fade to pure white towards the base. The pale white underside is exposed where petals are pinched into the spoon shape, giving the petals a slight bicoloured look. The centres are a deep blue-purple.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink White Green
Autumn White Pink Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
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 warm frost free conditions. Acclimatise plants before planting outside in early summer. Pinching out tips when young will create a well balanced compact plant that is perfect for container cultivation. A useful bedding plant for any well-drained fertile soil in a sunny site. A plant that performs best in sunny and bright, but relatively cool summers.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring of non flowering shoots

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • hanging basket
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pinch out growing tips when young for a well-balanced and well-branched plant. Dead-head thoroughly to prolong the flowering display.

Pests

Generally pest-free. May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free. May be susceptible to downy mildews and Verticillium wilt

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