Flower of the Day – November 12 – Cape Daisies (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Saturday’s FOTD of the Ixia and their background of Daisies reminded me that i have not yet had a chance to post a pic i took over a month ago showing ‘another side’ to these wonderful flowers.

They are Cape Daisies, also known as African, South African or the perfectly named ‘Blue-eyed’ Daisy. 🙂

I just find something supremely beautiful about the flowers in these pictures and i only had to walk 20 metres (~yards) from my back door with my camera to capture them. 🙂

The plants flower in either pure white or varying shades of purple, some of which may be striped. Any one plant can have all 1, 2 or all 3 types of flowers at the same time!

(Click on the pic to open in a new window and click again to see full size detail) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Cape Daisy (blue-eyed daisy)3

One of several of my Cape Daisy patcheslovewillbringustogether - Cape Daisy (blue-eyed daisy)2

A tiny, tiny visitor…lovewillbringustogether - Cape Daisy (blue-eyed daisy)1

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – November 12, 2018 – Day Lily




    • Hi Rambling – welcome to love’s blog. 🙂

      Well, being native of Southern Africa and doing so well here – on roughly the same latitude – i imagine they don’t like the colder winters too much?

      It’s also possible that the suppliers sell plants modified to be annuals – for repeat sales?

      Hmmmm… i just looked it up on a website that says they are an annual plant!?

      I have to rip half of mine out by the roots or they would take over my garden – as far as i know they are perennials that never die??


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