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African Daisy (osteospermum) - do they reseed?

Posted by sarge724 z7 VA (My Page) on
Mon, May 1, 06 at 8:19

Can anyone tell me whether or not African Daisies (osteospermum) usually self-sow in zone 7? I know they're annuals, and I let some go to seed last year, just in case. I just wondered if I should keep a lookout for volunteers coming up.


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RE: African Daisy (osteospermum) - do they reseed?

i have a backyard full of african my answer is yes..

RE: African Daisy (osteospermum) - do they reseed?

  • Posted by lkaa z7 NOVA (My Page) on
    Mon, May 1, 06 at 14:52

I'm gonna diasgree on that one, mostly because of our winters and the wet clay soil. But this winter was dry and warm, so there may be a chance. I have never had them reseed in my garden.

RE: African Daisy (osteospermum) - do they reseed?

There are other flowers called African Daisys besides osteospermum.
I have never known the osteospermum to reseed....but it must...or where do little plants come from??
Linda C

RE: African Daisy (osteospermum) - do they reseed?

your basic freeway daisy, which is osteospermum, will expand by sending out runners above the ground which will root. in fact if you see a runner with roots just cut behind the roots on the stem and plant.

reseeding is too slow for this likes to cover ground.

RE: African Daisy (osteospermum) - do they reseed?

Annual African daisies self sow to the point of being invasive in Mediteranean climates (like California), but I doubt it would be an issue in Virginia.

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