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Are Osteospermum perennial?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Are Osteospermum perennial? Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me if osteospermum are annual or perennial? I put 3 different types down last year, including an African daisy, into a new garden and everything else I put down are showing signs of life except these. I'm sure the clue is in the title "African" Daisy, and they would not be able for an Irish winter, but they were gorgeous last summer and I was just wondering if i need to take them up and get some more? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Are Osteospermum perennial? Reply with quote

They are half hardy perennials catman. They won't survive below 0°C. So its off to the garden centre.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is usually my first port of call when i've a question about a plant:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/index.shtml
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it depends on the type. I inherited one with a white flower with a blue or pink tint and straight, slightly hairy, not serrated leaves, that seems to survive anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help, everywhere I seem to look screams "tender" so I guess as Dr. Sunny says I better bite the bullet and take them out!!! Can anyone recommend some perennials similar to the osteospemum. Perticularly ones with a daisy like flower that would be good for the front of a raised bed. I saw a lovely daisylike plant before when on holidays in Sligo that had a mass of big white daisy flowers in the height of summer and lot of green foliage underneath. It trailed over the front of the wall in th raised bed I saw it in and had spread sideways along the wall. I've no idea what the name of it is and haven't been able to find it on the internet anywhere. Can anyone shed any light on what it might be or recommend something similar????
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