Daisy Falls™ White Amethyst Osteospermum
Osteospermum 'Daisy Falls White Amethyst'
Plant Height: 8 inches
Flower Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Daisy Falls Series
This gorgeous, trailing variety showcases stunning white blooms with a deep purple center ring; blooming all season long, this selection is ideal for hanging baskets and containers; attracts pollinators; drought and frost tolerant; low maintenance
Daisy Falls™ White Amethyst Osteospermum is clothed in stunning white daisy flowers with violet overtones, dark gray eyes and a purple ring at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its spiny narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Daisy Falls™ White Amethyst Osteospermum is an herbaceous annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Daisy Falls™ White Amethyst Osteospermum is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Daisy Falls™ White Amethyst Osteospermum will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 22 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Daisy Falls™ White Amethyst Osteospermum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.