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Lemon Symphony Osteospermum hybrid

  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
14" 18"
8 - 14"
12 - 18"
  • Details


    Feed me, SEYMOUR.

    Daisy flowers all season; excellent early spring and fall plant; low maintenance

    Award Winner
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 14 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    12 - 14 Inches
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary. Symphony Osteospermum do not like having wet feet and will react badly to constantly wet soil. Be sure to allow soil in containers to get dry on top before watering and only plant Symphony in ground beds with good drainage. While it shouldn't be necessary you can trim your plants with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at any time.

    A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    Osteeospurm-m-mum. Sheesh. I wonder who came up with that one. "Osteo" or "African Daisy" is much more "me." In case you didn't know, Symphony Osteos are among the most popular Proven Winners in the world. It's easy to spot a Symphony. We're the ones with the amazing sapphire blue eyes (centers). Just like that actress what's-her-name. Let's see. I bloom nonstop from early spring through fall, and my new flowers quickly cover old ones so you never have to deadhead. I'm Annual except in zones 9 - 11, and do best in full to part sun (heat doesn't bother me a bit). Since I grow between 8 and 12 inches tall, there's room for me even in small spaces.

    Lemon Symphony Osteospermum hybrid 'Seikilrem' USPP 13,407
  • 19 Reviews

    • Two of these plants are in a mostly sunny part of my garden. They have done well all year and I will definitely plant these beauties again next year, but probably deeper in the garden instead of the first sight. The color is great and it has always maintained a couple active blooms, but so far (May-August) it hasn't had a period of more than 4-5 blooms at any given time. Given the size, I would have hoped for more, but the color and health of the plant has always been strong and consistent.

      C Stang
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • I love these flowers and wish they would have survived. They looked good when I bought them, but they died within a couple of weeks. I'm not sure what needs to be done to keep these alive, but daily watering and weekly fertilizing didn't work for me.

      , South Dakota
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • I love these lemon daisies! Their trailing is simplistic and adds a nice visual movement in baskets, window boxes, even beds!

      Via Allen
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Planted 10 of these in containers. Failed in every instance, from full sun to part shade. Don't know what it needs but apparently I don't have it.

      , 9 years ago
    • As pretty as the picture

      , Louisiana
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Continual blooming, attractive flowers, little maintenance

      Cathy Wuertz
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I love this plant, it is one of my favorite

      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Took snow and drops to 30F and yet still bloomed prolifically once the snow melted. Amazing color, prolific blooms.

      , Utah
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This plant is a real beauty and has grown very well in my containers every year that I planted it. Easy care with constant abundant blooms all summer and early fall. I highly recommend this one.

      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I planted the orange ones in a tall container with other plants and received many comments - the next year they had them to.

      Janet Pugh
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
  • 7 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 February Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
    2009 February Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
    2009 February Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
  • 8 Recipes

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