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Osteospermum moniliferum (Chrysanthemoides monilifera) (100 seeds)

R36.00

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Osteospermum moniliferum (Chrysanthemoides monilifera) It is a fast growing semi-succulent, spreading shrub to 2 m tall. Branches grey to grey-green, smooth ascending, fleshy at first becoming woody. The leaves are simple, alternately arranged, oval to to broadly lanceolate, fleshy and have short petioles of up to 10 mm long. The leaf blade are about 45 mm long and 24 mm broad green to grey green and the surface of the young leaves covered with dense cobweb-like hairs, becoming smooth with age. The flowers are borne on branch ends in groups of up to 5. The flowers are typical daisy-like. Sowing: Seed germinates with some difficulty and needs scarification (mechanical or chemical). Plant seed in sandy, well drained soil and sow in spring. The seedlings are fast growing and should be transplanted to small containers when large enough to handle. Locality: Hermanus. Harvest: November 2023