Although the Osteospermum or African Daisy is technically a perennial, it is treated as an annual in colder climates because it is unable to survive the winter. In warmer areas, it will often be seen flowering in the winter or spring. As indicated by its common name, it is a member of the daisy family, and can be found in shades of white, pink, yellow and purple. It ranges in height from 6 inches to 18 inches, and makes a great cut flower, although the blossoms close up in dimly lit settings.
The osteospermum prefers full sun. Wait until there is no further danger of frost. Plant it at the same depth as the dirt enclosure in which it came. Space individual plants 8-12 inches apart. Water well. Monitor them during dry spells, and water as needed. Although deadheading is not as important for flower production in the osteospermum, it will improve the appearance of your garden.