Margarita Yellow Cape Daisy (Osteospermum 'Margarita Yellow')
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Deciduous Perennial (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Asteraceae Family

Osteospermum, commonly known as Cape Daisy or African Daisy, is a genus of flowering plants that bring a vibrant and cheerful presence to gardens and containers. These daisy-like blooms feature a central disc surrounded by delicate, petal-like ray florets. Osteospermum flowers come in a wide variety of colors, including white, yellow, purple, pink, and lavender, often with contrasting hues in the center. The plants have a sprawling, trailing growth habit that makes them well-suited for hanging baskets, window boxes, and spilling over the edges of raised beds. Osteospermum thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and is known for its drought tolerance and ability to withstand heat. These hardy, long-blooming annuals and perennials provide season-long color and interest, making them a popular choice among gardeners seeking an easy-to-grow and visually striking addition to their outdoor spaces. With their captivating blooms and versatile growth habit, Osteospermum is a timeless garden staple that continues to delight and enchant.


This plant is probably not winter-hardy outdoors where you live.

Plant Data

Mature Size 12 - 36 inches tall. 9 - 24 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 10a - 11b (Usually hardy to 30° F)
Tags Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Full Sun, Full Sun, Medium, Medium, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial, Thrillers
Bloom Period May to July
Flower Color
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