Osteospermum is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae. The common name is African daisy or Cape daisy. Osteospermum used to belong to the genus Dimorphotheca, but only the annual species remain in that genus now; the perennials have been placed in the genus Osteospermum.
An amazing variety of cultivars have been developed, in a stunning variety of colours. The "Whirligig" hybrids shown above have added more diversity in this versatile and prolific garden bloomer.
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