is a garden stalwart. The Freeway Daisy dependably produces a wealth
of early Spring and late Fall Flowers, often blooming continuously through
the Winter months in gardens that are frost free. Osteospermum
fruticosum lives for a season or two and dependably produces enough
seed to keep new plants to fill in for abused sections of the
garden. The Freeway Daisy is often mass planted. Osteospermum
fruticosum is quite drought tolerant, though not at all good looking while
usually enduring long enough to come back when conditions improve.
Osteospermum fruticosum is a great plant for attracting the Painted
Lady Butterfly. The Freeway Daisy will rot if
over-watered. The pinwheel varieties generally revert to normal
flowers once they go to seed. Plants will often recover when
temperatures dip into the low teens but the top will die off, to be kept
as a groundcover plants will perform better if temperatures don't go below
the high 20°s F. Large bare patches develop when dogs or gardeners traipse
through the plants. Since this the Freeway Daisy is often used on
slopes this leads to difficult erosion problems.
High resolution photos of Osteospermum fruticosum are part of our garden image collection.