Blue-eyed Daisy (18)
|African Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy.|
This is a yellow Osteospermum, 'Lemon Symphony', that grows in my garden. These flowers have been flowering for a few months already – yes, even in winter. Brilliant, isn’t it?
Osteospermums are a very popular daisy originally from Africa and now grown world-wide. It is a summer-flowering plant with flowers like daisies that bloom in white, blue and shades of pink and yellow. They all have a ring of dark contrasting colour right around the centres, which I find really attractive.
It has been given several common names: African Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy.
They are eye catching plants and are ideal for growing in dry, problem areas. They’ve been growing at home for a few years now in an area of the garden that faces north (NZ’s hottest ‘side’) I like how they always have their sunny faces shining up towards the sky.