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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
African daisy 'White Pim'
Dimorphotheca ecklonis 'Prostrata' Osteospermum caulescens
Osteospermum caulescens misapplied Osteospermum ecklonis var. prostratum Osteospermum 'Cornish Carpet' Osteospermum 'Prostratum'
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
'White Pim' is a prostrate evergreen subshrub forming a mat to 20cm in height, with oblanceolate leaves 6-8cm in length, and solitary daisy-like flowerheads 6cm in width, the rays florets white, tinged purple beneath
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
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
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Aphids may be a problem
May be subject to a downy mildew and Verticillium wilt
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