Thursday, June 14, 2012

Osteospermum ecklonis 'Voltage'

Osteospermum ecklonis 'Voltage'
Any plant given the cultivar name 'Voltage' immediately sets me off on a bit of air guitar or Karaoke AC/DC style. High voltage rock' n roll indeed.
Yellow is a great winter colour in the garden as a reminder of warm sunny days."Osteo" daisies are very popular as they flower for such a long time and this one has been going strong for months and has plenty more buds to come while the older purple varieties are also spot flowering. Like other forms this grows into a small shrub of about 40cm high with a spread of about 60 cm. Regular removal of spent flowers means it will last longer and keep its shape better. It is an introduction from Ball Horticulture Australia and I am assuming it originated at the parent company in the US.

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