Sunny® Dark Florence African Daisy

Osteospermum ecklonis 'Sunny Dark Florence' PP #18,606

Distinctly more vibrant than the original, offering dazzling orange blooms with red-purple streaks on the underside and dark violet-black centers. A nearly continuous display of flowers cover dense, compact foliage. Bright color for patio containers and mass color plantings and mixed borders. Evergreen in warm regions; annual color in cold climates.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityCompact, bushy plant 8 to 12 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through fall; nearly year-round in mild winter areas.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Cut within 3 in. of the soil and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new spring growth begins.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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