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Osteospermum 'Stardust' (African daisy 'Stardust' )

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.45m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Osteospermum 'Stardust'

Other names

African daisy 'Stardust'

Genus

Osteospermum Osteospermum

Variety or Cultivar

'Stardust' _ 'Stardust' is an upright, bushy, tender, evergreen perennial with linear, green foliage. In spring until autumn, it has bright pink-purple, daisy-shaped flowers that fade to dark red. The flower has a purple and yellow domed centre.


Osteospermum 'Stardust' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect

Flower

Flushed purple, Bright-pink in Spring; Red, Flushed purple, Bright-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Grey-green, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Osteospermum 'Stardust' (African daisy 'Stardust' ) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel

Cultivation

Requires well-drained soil in full sun to flower well. In areas prone to frost, overwinter cuttings under glass.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Osteospermum 'Stardust'

Other names

African daisy 'Stardust'

Genus

Osteospermum Osteospermum

Variety or Cultivar

'Stardust' _ 'Stardust' is an upright, bushy, tender, evergreen perennial with linear, green foliage. In spring until autumn, it has bright pink-purple, daisy-shaped flowers that fade to dark red. The flower has a purple and yellow domed centre.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Flushed purple, Bright-pink in Spring; Red, Flushed purple, Bright-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Grey-green, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Osteospermum 'Stardust' (African daisy 'Stardust' ) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel

Cultivation

Requires well-drained soil in full sun to flower well. In areas prone to frost, overwinter cuttings under glass.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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