Week 38 – September 20, 2019

Plant Information

Akila® Sunset Shades Osteospermum

New variety!
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Osteospermum ecklonis

Common Name: African Daisy

Hardiness Zone: 9a - 11

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a week

Spacing: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Height: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)

Width: 14 - 20" (36 - 51cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: In the garden, the full, well-branched plants show off beautiful flowers. Great choice for mass plantings and containers.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: Spring 10 to 12 weeks, Autumn 7 to 9 weeks

  • “Sow easy, so awesome”: The most compact seed series matches or surpasses any vegetative series for easy, no-pinch production; terrific uniformity and top-selling colours.
  • Delivers 5% higher germination than competitors for higher yields – it’s the best seed-grown osteo for both habit and seed quality. 
  • Excellent branching assures better pot fill and great bench-to-garden performance. 
  • Well-suited to mechanized production and high-density programs. 
  • Plants branch without pinching, all colours flower within a 7 to 10-day window across the Akila series and no vernalisation is needed. 
  • Full, well-branched plants are drought-tolerant once established.

This new multicolour segregating mix includes popular colours like yellow, magicians and rose-reds, plus salmon, apricot and orange shades. A gorgeous mix of the colours of the setting sun.

'PAS1260426'
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