Voltage Yellow Osteospermum has vivid yellow blooms that will brighten up any landscape or patio. Osteospermum have large, colorful, daisy-like blooms. Voltage Yellow is heat tolerant with a very nice mounding habit. They are the first Osteo to come into bloom and the last to stop blooming. Osteospermum 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: Voltage Yellow was named “Best Osteospermum” in 2010 at Colorado State University and plant of the month for March 2011 by the Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials Program.
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.
Top Picture courtesy of © 2012 Ball Horticultural Company