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Lemon Symphony Osteospermum hybrid

(19 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
14" 18"
Height
8 - 14"
Spread
12 - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Feed me, SEYMOUR.

    Daisy flowers all season; excellent early spring and fall plant; low maintenance

    Award Winner
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 14 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary. Symphony Osteospermum do not like having wet feet and will react badly to constantly wet soil. Be sure to allow soil in containers to get dry on top before watering and only plant Symphony in ground beds with good drainage. While it shouldn't be necessary you can trim your plants with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at any time.

    A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    Osteeospurm-m-mum. Sheesh. I wonder who came up with that one. "Osteo" or "African Daisy" is much more "me." In case you didn't know, Symphony Osteos are among the most popular Proven Winners in the world. It's easy to spot a Symphony. We're the ones with the amazing sapphire blue eyes (centers). Just like that actress what's-her-name. Let's see. I bloom nonstop from early spring through fall, and my new flowers quickly cover old ones so you never have to deadhead. I'm Annual except in zones 9 - 11, and do best in full to part sun (heat doesn't bother me a bit). Since I grow between 8 and 12 inches tall, there's room for me even in small spaces.

    Lemon Symphony Osteospermum hybrid 'Seikilrem' USPP 13,407
  • 19 Reviews

    • Two of these plants are in a mostly sunny part of my garden. They have done well all year and I will definitely plant these beauties again next year, but probably deeper in the garden instead of the first sight. The color is great and it has always maintained a couple active blooms, but so far (May-August) it hasn't had a period of more than 4-5 blooms at any given time. Given the size, I would have hoped for more, but the color and health of the plant has always been strong and consistent.

      C Stang
      Ohio
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I love these flowers and wish they would have survived. They looked good when I bought them, but they died within a couple of weeks. I'm not sure what needs to be done to keep these alive, but daily watering and weekly fertilizing didn't work for me.

      Caitlin
      South Dakota
      United States
      2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I love these lemon daisies! Their trailing is simplistic and adds a nice visual movement in baskets, window boxes, even beds!

      Via Allen
      Tennessee
      United States
      4 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Planted 10 of these in containers. Failed in every instance, from full sun to part shade. Don't know what it needs but apparently I don't have it.

      7 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • As pretty as the picture

      Molly
      Louisiana
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Continual blooming, attractive flowers, little maintenance

      Cathy Wuertz
      Minnesota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I love this plant, it is one of my favorite

      violet
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Took snow and drops to 30F and yet still bloomed prolifically once the snow melted. Amazing color, prolific blooms.

      matt
      Utah
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This plant is a real beauty and has grown very well in my containers every year that I planted it. Easy care with constant abundant blooms all summer and early fall. I highly recommend this one.

      Rebecca
      Oregon
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I planted the orange ones in a tall container with other plants and received many comments - the next year they had them to.

      Janet Pugh
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 7 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 February Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
    2009 February Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
    2009 February Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
  • 9 Recipes

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