Few of the flowers in my garden can match these spectacular flowers for their prolific flowering, nor their brilliance and endurance. These flowers, a native of South Africa, begin to flower before Spring begins and last deep into Autumn – they love the warmth and heat of our bright sunshine. 🙂
Also known as Osteospermum, Dimorphotheca ecklonis can be commonly called Cape Marguerite daisy, Van Staden’s River daisy, Sundays River daisy, white daisy bush, blue-and-white daisy bush and star of the veldt, tributes to their African heritage.
I have several bushes that flower only as a brilliant white, with a blue to deep violet central ‘eye’. Other bushes can have a range of colours, including different coloured flowers on the same bush. The colours vary from the palest of pinks to rich red/purple, many of which will have stripes of a lighter shade on the petals.