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Purple Mountain® Sun Daisy

Osteospermum barberiae var. compactum Purple Mountain®
SKU: HC017448
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Osteospermum barberiae var. compactum Purple Mountain®
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Mass Plantings
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-14" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer


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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