African Daisy


  • Garden Beds
  • Borders
  • Containers


  • Easy Care
  • Re-Blooming
  • Attracts Pollinators


  • Partial Sun to Full Sun
  • 5+ Hours of Direct Sun

African Daisies are beautiful re-blooming annuals that come in many different flower colors. These plants are great for garden beds, borders, and containers.

Growing African Daisies

Osteospermum, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae. The African Daisy has a lot of different names: Cape Marigold, Star-of-the-Veldt, Dimorphotheca, Barberton Daisy, Veldt Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, and Gerber Daisy. The African Daisy blooms can be red, white, orange, yellow, or purple, with blue/green or gray/silver foliage. Most African Daisies are purchased in a container, but can grow from seed. It is a perennial plant but is grown as an annual. This flower is great because it is easy to care for, blooms from spring to first frost, and boasts stunning bright colors.

The Best Way To Use African Daisies

The African Daisy can be used in so many different ways: borders, beds, containers, patios, walkways, decks, or any sunny garden location. This hardy flower grows in zones 9-11. It blooms best in full sun and can survive the heat. Planted in well-draining soil, it can tolerate some dry soil. The quickly growing African Daisy gets 1-2 feet tall, and likes breathing room. Space the plants 6-12 inches apart from each other. Bees and butterflies love to hover near this colorful flower.

  • Grows in any sunny location
  • Great container plants
  • Available in many colors
  • Typically grows 1-2 feet tall
  • Winter hardy in zones 9 to 11