Osteospermum ‘Orange Symphony’
African daisy, cape daisy
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Osteospermum||From the Greek osteon, “bone,” and sperma, which in Greek compound words means “-seeded”, thus meaning “hard-seeded”|
About plant names...
This African daisy hybrid was created in 2002, and is not found in the wild.
It is one of several colors in the “Symphony” series of hybrids.
Identification: Plants are 12-16" (30-40 cm) high and about
6-12" (15-30 cm) around. The bright orange daisies, with purple centers, are probably unique in their
coloration. Flowers are 1-1½" (2.5-3.8 cm) around, and each petal ends in three sharp tips.
Osteospermum ‘Orange Symphony’ on ww1.denverplants.com
Osteospermum ‘Orange Symphony’ on www.osteospermum.com
Osteospermum ‘Orange Symphony’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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7/16/2005 · Sonny and Donna’s, Rockland, Maine
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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