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Lemon Symphony Osteospermum hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 14 Inches
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Lemon Symphony Osteospermum hybrid

Part Sun to Sun 8 - 14

Features

Feed me, SEYMOUR.

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

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Fall Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
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
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.

Besides me, there are four other colors: Melon, Orange, Peach and Vanilla. But Lemon is best. My petals are a clear, soft yellow without the slightest bit of brassiness. I'm a spiller, too. I spill over the sides of hanging baskets, window boxes, etc. It drove my mother plant crazy.

Lemon Symphony Osteospermum hybrid 'Seikilrem' USPP 13,407

  • I love these lemon daisies! Their trailing is simplistic and adds a nice visual movement in baskets, window boxes, even beds!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Via Allen
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    United States
    51 weeks ago
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    matt
    Utah
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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.

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Janet Pugh
    Ohio
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Beautiful in my mixed containers.Required good moisture and dead heading.
    Had difficulty finding this particular cultivar.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Connie VanDeKoppel
    Michigan
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Darlene
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
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
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