Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunny Felix African Daisy


African Daisy
Osteospermum 'Sunny Felix'
(oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum)
Synonyms: Cape Daisy, Freeway Daisy


The Osteospermum are really starting to come out and making a colorful patchwork of color alongside the roads and in gardens. This is one of the few named ones that I have seen. It was introduced in 2005 by Proven Winners. The patent stated this about ‘Sunny Felix’:

A new distinct cultivar of Osteospermum plant named ‘Sunny Felix’, characterized by its white ray florets with a small, but distinct violet-blue spot, violet-blue to gray-purple disc florets, dark green foliage, long ray florets measuring about 37 mm in length, and more leaves and shorter petioles than the typical Osteospermum variety.
Patents online, #17419

There have been a couple of other posts about this flower on this site. I like them a lot but they need to make a more heat resistant plant.

I just wanted to say thanks to all the people that have been reading this blog and to those that have been leaving comments. You really keep me going and keep me striving to take good pictures. This site continues to be an adventure and learning experience for me.

5 comments:

Denise said...

That is an incredible photo, love this African Daisy. Such a delicate white and then there is the contrast of colors between the petals and the centre of the flower. Just lovely!

Sell art said...

Nice blog pos.....Its really beautiful photo.....

Les said...

We were in Colorado several years ago and while in Gunnison which is high desert, they were all over the place as street plantings in the middle of July. I only knew these as spring novelties that melt when the heat and humidity come on.

Prins said...

What a wonderful Image. Great work by the way.

Nick said...

Hi there,

I found your blog post very interesting.
i am Nick Robinson,a community member at Patents dot Com(a comprehensive free patent search engine).
Will like to talk(through email) to you,is this the right time to talk about or should we talk during weekends ?

Regards,
Nick Robinson

E-nickrbson@gmail.com