Monday, April 18, 2011

Cape Daisy


Cape Daisy
Osteospermum 'Soprano Light Purple’
(oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum)
Synonyms: African Daisy, 'Osjammlipur'

This is another in the ‘Soprano’ series of Osteospermum and it was truly the only plant ready now for the landscape at the huge annual farm (acres and acres of flowers). Very soft color that looks a little white along with the purple shadings. This hybrid is a little shorter than most at 8-14 inches tall. It would make a nice carpet of soft color.

Today it’s back to work. I’ll be looking for some more ‘finished’ annuals but have a feeling no one really has anything yet. We were down in Manhattan yesterday and it is amazing how stuff is out in bloom compared to our more northern region. The plantings will just have to wait.

4 comments:

tracy said...

so beautiful! i really love the format / colors of your blog too. the black background really makes the lovely flower photos stand out.

Kala said...

Beautiful to see these lovely petals. It was snowing here this morning!

Elephant's Eye said...

BTW they have reclassified this as Dimorphotheca jucunda.
From Diana in the Cape

Max-e said...

I have enjoyed browsing through your posts as you have a wonderful knack of taking pictures that show the soul of the flowers. I decided to comment hear, as I live in the Cape and these are very common here. Whenever I had a garden that needed a ground cover I would collect a few slips from the beach and in no time at all the garden was covered.
Thanks for the visits and your comments.