Family: Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Osteospermum ecklonis Akila Daisy White

Common Name: Akila Daisy White

DescriptionA clear white Osteospermum with yellow centers. Easily grown from seeds.
Pronunciation(oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum)(ek-LON-iss)
Plant TypeAnnuals
Hardiness Zone9
Sunlightfull
Moistureaverage, this selection reported to tolerate drier conditions
Soil & Siteaverage
TemperatureMost Osteospwermum like cooler temperatures, this cultivar is more tolerant of heat.
Flowerswhite
Dimensions10-12 inches
Propagationseeds
Native SiteNative to South Africa
Cultivar OriginPanAmerican Seed
Misc FactsThe genus name is derived from two Greek words osteo (bone) and spermum (seed). An 2014 AAS Bedding Plant Winner.
Notes & Reference#48-Harrowsmiths Annual Garden (Bennet and Forsyth), #51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage), AAS Selection web site
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