FlowerPower™ Compact Violet+Eye African Daisy
FlowerPower™ Compact Violet+Eye African Daisy flowers
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Plant Height: 9 inches
Flower Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: FlowerPower Series
An early flowering selection with excellent heat tolerance and garden performance; well branched, compact-mounded variety features large violet and white blooms with deep indigo eyes; great for adding color to containers and fresh cut arrangements
FlowerPower™ Compact Violet+Eye African Daisy is bathed in stunning violet daisy flowers with white overtones and indigo eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
FlowerPower™ Compact Violet+Eye African Daisy is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
FlowerPower™ Compact Violet+Eye African Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
FlowerPower™ Compact Violet+Eye African Daisy will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
FlowerPower™ Compact Violet+Eye African Daisy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.