Thursday, 1 November 2012

OSTEOSPERMUM 'FLOWERPOWER DOUBLE'

Osteospermum, whose scientific name is derived from the Greek osteon (bone) sperma (seed). It has been given several common names: African Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy.There are about 50 species, native to Africa, 35 species in southern Africa, and southwestern Arabia. They are half-hardy perennials or subshrubs. Therefore they do not survive outdoor wintry conditions, but there is still a wide range of hardiness.

These are new varieties called "Flowerpower Double", which are quite unusual and are currently gracing our garden. The colours are also unusual and the last photo shows the typical single and more familiar version of Osteospermum. The reverse brownish colour of the petals is unexpected and pretty.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.





7 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never seen the double African daisy before. So pretty! I like the light and dark color together!

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  2. Superbes photos!!
    Bizzz Laure
    http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

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  3. are they related to chrysanthemums?

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  4. Never before have I seen such amazing daisies....your shots are awesome...

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  5. seeing the unexpected can be such a delight - as with your last photo!

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