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Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
African Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy.
Osteospermum


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.

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Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
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Edited by:GreenBaron Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)

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