Saturday, May 23, 2015

Photo a Day 91 - Today's Flowers

Not a lot flowering in the garden at the moment apart from camellias, but there are a few flowering plants  still hanging on. I have several varieties of Osteospermum, but this one is my favourite.

Osteospermum is more commonly called African Daisy and hailed originally from South Africa. Today most of the varieties are hybrids as is this one below. They are semi hardy perennials though often treated purely as annuals. I have plants in my garden that have survived several winters and others that have died out at the first sign of cold. However they propogate easily and often self propogate. Probably the one most people are familiar with is the white variety with blue/purple centre. 

This darker one makes a stunning show in full flower.

Liz Needle  -  Linking with "Today's Flowers".


  1. Very pretty! I love the purple colours.

  2. I have never seen an Osteospermum like the top one! It's very pretty!

  3. Lovely captures of these reliable and rewarding flowers, Liz.
    Thank you for joining Floral Friday Fotos and I hope to see your next contribution soon.

  4. I really like these flowers. I have to plant them every year because they have not survived the cold winter we have in Virginia. I should let a few flowers go to seed and see if they will germinate the following spring. Thanks for the suggestion.