*We no longer grow this item, but feel free to peruse the information.
Summertime Royal Purple Osteospermum has purple petals with a blueish-purple center on green foliage. Osteospermum have large, colorful, daisy-like blooms. The Summertime variety are heat tolerant with a very nice mounding habit and natural branching where blooms are abundant. The blooms will close every evening, and open up again in early morning. Regular deadheading will encourage new blooms, and a light summer pruning may result in a fall flush of blooms after the weather cools off.
Osteospermum may need to be planted in an area that will protect them from the hot afternoon sun. Too much fertilization may cause the stems to become weak and droop. Moist soil is best but make sure it drains well.
Spacing: Plant 12″ to 14″ apart.
Height: Grows 10″ to 18″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun to part shade.
Outstanding Features: Osteospermum Summertime Royal Purple is a tough yet beautiful plant that is heat tolerant.
Tips: Use these at the front of the border or set them around the patio in pots. Also fertilize once a season with a slow-release fertilizer or twice a month with a water soluble fertilizer.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes and Hanging Baskets.