Osteospermum jucundum 
(and darker pink O. barberae)

Osteospermum jucundum    copyright  2003 Mark McDonough

Osteospermum jucundum
- from South Africa, this beautiful plant is iron-clad
hardy in New England, surviving the last 5 years being grown in a pot, left outside
exposed to the elements over winter.  Each year, the branched woody caudex
sprouts forth new growth, and in June, the most lovely silver pink flowers on 6-10"
stems.  In the photos above and below, the darker pink flowers are O. barberae,
another showy hardy Osteospermum, but coarser and spreading vigorously 
with prostrate leafy stems and brighter pink flowers. The flowers of the latter
species persist well into Autumn, and are still in bloom here in November
2003, after a good number of hard frosts.

Osteospermum jucundum    copyright  2003 Mark McDonough

Photos by Mark McDonough

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