Purple Mountain® Sun Daisy

Osteospermum barberiae var. compactum 'P005S'

Showy lavender-purple daisies will completely cover the compact mounding clumps of foliage, reliably blooming from spring to late summer. Hardy to 7,000 ft., this sturdy perennial provides dazzling color to the edge of a border. Great in containers and window boxes.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Medium moisture; can tolerate dry conditions once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationoss-tee-oh-BAR-ber-ee-ay SPUR-mum
LoreA 1998 Plant Select® award recipient. Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Bonanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by our western regional landscape.
Average Size at MaturityForms a compact mound to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring through Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsMedium moisture; can tolerate dry conditions once established.
Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Heliotrope (Heliotropium); Cordyline (Cordyline)

Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Shear spent flowers to promote blooming. Cut back by half and fertilize before new growth begins in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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