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botanical name:
Osteospermum 'Lady Leitrim'
Osteospermum 'Lady Leitrim' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  African Daisy
synonyms:  Osteospermum 'Paleface'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.50m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Flowerheads up to 6.5cm across with numerous white ray florets, flushed purplish pink at the tip and base, becoming pink with age. Tends to be pinker in cool conditions. Very free flowering. Spreading, subshrubby habit, greyish green foliage.



cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. More of less half-hardy and needs a warm position, but this is one of the hardier varieties and a robust grower.

propagation:
From cuttings, normally rooting easily.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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