Osteospermum Seeds - Asti Mix
- Seed Count: 6 seeds
- Maturity Date: 70-80 days from transplanting
- Plant Type: Perennial in warm climates, often grown as an annual in cooler zones
- Color: Mix of white, pink, and purple
- Plant Height: 12-18 inches
- Spread: 12-20 inches
- Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil
History: Osteospermum, commonly known as African Daisy, originated in South Africa and the surrounding regions. The Asti Mix is a modern cultivar developed to bring a vibrant range of colors, from whites to pinks and purples, into one blend. These captivating hues make this mix a sought-after choice for gardeners looking for an easy-to-grow yet stunning display.
Uses: The Osteospermum Asti Mix is renowned for its decorative uses in the garden, often featured in borders, hanging baskets, or patio containers. The colorful, daisy-like flowers add a cheerful touch to any outdoor setting. Additionally, they make excellent cut flowers, bringing their vivid beauty indoors. While not traditionally medicinal or culinary in use, the primary focus for planting these is their ornamental appeal.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Typically growing to heights of 12-18 inches with a spread of 12-20 inches, the Asti Mix is a versatile choice suitable for both small and large garden spaces. For best results, plant the seeds in well-drained, moderately fertile soil. The location should receive full sun to partial shade. Sow the seeds at a shallow depth of 1/8 to 1/4 inch, spaced 8-10 inches apart. Water regularly but avoid waterlogged conditions, as this can lead to root rot. It's recommended to transplant the seedlings when they have at least two leaves and all risk of frost has passed, generally 70-80 days from the date of transplanting for flower maturity.