Osteospermum fruticosum 'African Queen'
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Osteospermum fruticosum 'African Queen'

African daisy

  Genus Osteospermum 

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Genus  Osteospermum Species  fruticosum Variety  Cultivar  African Queen Common names  African daisy Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11413 Data source  HtZn p149
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-09 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20 Fahrenheit. Osteospermum fruticosum 'African Queen' needs summer days with high heat. African daisy does best in full sun. It likes well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Osteospermum fruticosum 'African Queen' can be achieved by division.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Osteospermum fruticosum 'African Queen' is a perennial. Flowers: African daisy has daisy like saucer shaped flowers. Flowers appear in February and March. The flowers are usually a violet color, with an accent in purple.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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