PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Osteospermum eklonis 'Starshine'

Veldt Daisy

Plant Type Ground cover
Flower Colour Purple
Leaf Shape Ovate - small
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal Second level
Frost Moderate
Native Sth Africa
Flower Months All Year


This versatile and hardy genus of plants are unsurpassed as groundcovers for difficult or exposed conditions.  They come in a variety of colors and have undergone selective breeding to improve their growth habit and flower color.  During the mid nineties the Starshine collection was released and have been included in the Larkman Nurseries range of perennials.


‘Starshine’ is a nice compact low growing shrub with deep pink flowers during spring and summer.  It has soft green foliage and grows to approximately 50cm tall by 1.5 m wide.  It likes full sun and good drainage.  Though not necessary, an annual prune will keep it healthy and vigorous and should be followed by a feed  with Osmocote Outdoor Trees and Shrub.


Osteospermum prostratum ’Starshine’ makes a good border plant to any large shrubs such as Ceanothus ‘Snow Flurry’, Ceratostigma wilmottianum or Correa ‘Annie’s Delight’.  It can also be planted in a low bed with plants like Diascia ‘Red Ace’ or Diascia ‘Joyce’s Choice’.

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