Bright Lights Red African Daisy (Osteospermum 'Bright Lights Red')
oss-tee-oh-SPERM-um 'Bright Lights Red'

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.

Cons

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

Plant Data

Mature Size 8 - 12 inches tall. 8 - 12 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 9a - 11b (Usually hardy to 20° F)
Tags Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deer Resistant, Full Sun, Medium, Partial Sun, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial, Thrillers
Flower Color Red

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Moonlight Knight Sweet Alyssum, Bright Lights Red African Daisy, Plum Dandy Alternanthera, Supertunia Black Cherry, Sunbini Creeping Zinnia, ColorBlaze Rediculous Coleus, ColorBlaze Velveteen Coleus,
 
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