Springstar flower for many months of the year from spring onwards. Flowers of the Springstar Cape Daisies Of Africa come in many colours which mix and match when plants are put with others in the garden. Flower colours are vivid and they shimmer in the sunlight.
Sunny gardens and most soil types suit the Springstar Cape Daisies Of Africa.They are profuse flowering plants for colour bedding in spring and summer gardens. Planted either alone or in drifts where the various colours blend together they stand out whilst in flower.
Most daisies need attention to get the best results from them. With the huge effort the Springstar Cape Daisies Of Africa put on when they flower they need extra nutrition. Prepare the soil in the garden bed by digging to loosen the garden, incorporate compost and a dressing of blood and bone. In dry periods water weekly. Once flowering has begun liquid fertilizing is beneficial. If you want to bring the plant into flower the following season a light prune once the flower has finished and a dressing of a complete fertilizer will be needed. There are few insect pests other than an occasional grub which are controlled easily by picking them off.
For many years since the first plant hunters brought plants of the species Osteospermums back to Europe. They have been grown and hybridized by plant collectors and breeders. The Springstar Cape Daisies Of Africa are from the breeding programme of the Kientzler Company in Gensingen, Germany. Here in the glasshouses many seedlings have been raised, varieties which have superior attributes selected and then grown over several years before they are marketed.