Osteospermum Astra Series
Compact and fuss free!
The Astra Osteospermums have one of the most compact forms we’ve ever seen. Their long-blooming, daisy-like flowers are produced profusely above the dense, mid-green foliage, with very good branding and a semi-upright, mounded habit. These varieties are perfect for bringing colour and impact to any setting. Try using decorative pots to contrast the flower colour or create an informal hedge with multiple colours. With a variety of flower types and colours, including two 'spooned' types, we're certain there is an Astra for you and your garden.
|Flowering Period||Summer, Autumn|
|Maintenance||Cut back after flowering by about one third of the stem. Be sure not to cut too far back into stems. This will stimulate fresh growth and allow you to shape the plant should it become untidy. Protect from frost.|
|Fertiliser||Apply a good quality, general purpose fertiliser every other week for pot specimens. For garden plantings use a general purpose slow release fertiliser in spring to give it a boost.|
|Watering||The Astra series are heat and drought tolerant once established. Pot specimens will require more attention when it comes to watering, garden plants will appreciate a bit of supplementary water during prolongued heat.|
|Pest & Diseases||There are few pests and diseases that you may encounter, if problems arise consult your local plant specialist for the best option in your area.|
|Climate Zone||1, 2, 3|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flower, Garden, Landscape, Pots & Tubs|