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Osteospermum 'Silver Sparkler' (v)
  • RHS AGM

African daisy 'Silver Sparkler'

'Silver Sparkler' is a spreading evergreen sub-shrub to 25cm tall, with narrowly oblanceolate leaves margined with creamy-white; white flowers 6cm across, violet at base, with a blue disk, open from late spring to autumn

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

South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
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

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
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be subject to a downy mildew and Verticillium wilt

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