The genus name is derived from the Greek "osto", bone and "sperma", seed, referring to the bone-hard seeds. Annual and perennial plants with daisy-shaped flowers for which they are grown. It has an exceptionally long flowering period, from early spring to autumn, or even year round.
Latin name: Osteospermum "White Spoon"
They grow in tropical or subtropical climates, in full sun and in light and free-drained soils. In colder climates they are grown as annuals.
Plant in groups, in flowerpots and gardens. Suitable for coastal planting.
Easily propagated by cuttings.
White flowers with a light-coloured disk and spoon-shaped ray florets.