Purple Mountain® Sun Daisy

The cheerful magenta flowers of Purple Mountain® Sun Daisy appear in late spring with blossoms that are both satiny soft and strong as nails. Bright flowers are very attractive to pollinators, lasting for many weeks, and occasionally reappearing in late summer/early fall. Deep green lanceolate foliage is neat and compact. Well adapted to dry soils and higher elevations, this plant works well for adding color and delight to a rock garden or dry area setting. (Osteospermum barberae var. compactum)
Zones4 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Mature Spread12-14" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid summer
Shipping DetailsNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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Item Package SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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10” tall x 12-18” wide. Purple Mountain® Sun Daisy (Osteospermum) is a compact but floriferous variety that blooms with strong red-violet flowers on green lanceolate foliage in early summer. Also known as African Daisy or Cape Daisy. A long bloomer, Purple Mountain® is well adapted to higher elevations and cooler night temperatures. Osteospermum spreads slowly via surface rhizomes. For best results, plant in a full sun position in well-draining, average-to-fertile soil, as these plants tend to melt away in overly wet conditions. Regularly dead-heading will result in a longer bloom time, and tidying it with a light shearing after its first flush of bloom will result in a neater appearance and a higher chance of late summer/early fall blooms.   

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Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Purple Mountain® Sun Daisy
Botanical Name
Osteospermum barberiae var. compactum Purple Mountain®
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
12-14" tall
Mature Spread
12-14" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Great For Mass Plantings
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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