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Germination of


Whirlygig African Cape Daisy - Mixed Colours: Cape Marigold, African Daisy, Gousblom


Osteospermum, also known as the African daisy, can be sown indoors or outdoors. Sow the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in a potting mix that contains peat moss, perlite, and sand, and cover them lightly with soil. Water the seeds regularly and maintain a warm temperature of around 70�F. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into individual pots or into the garden in a location with full sun exposure and well-draining soil.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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