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Osteospermum eklonis 'Starshine Mauve'

Mauve Veldt Daisy

Plant Type Ground cover
Flower Colour Mauve
Leaf Shape Ovate - medium
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Tropical
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 Mauve’ is a nice compact low growing shrub with soft mauve 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 Outdoors Trees & Shrubs


Osteospermum prostratum ’Starshine’ makes a good border plant to any large shrubs such as Genista ‘Yellow Imp’, Escallonia bifida or Metrosidros ‘Harlequin’.  It can also be planted in a low bed with plants like Nepeta ‘Blue Beauty’ or Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’


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