Bought one of these over Memorial Day weekend 2017, when 1 flower was in early bloom stage. 1 week later and now there are 5 fully blooming, ultra yellow daisies and 3 more buds on deck. The color is an intense true yellow, almost identical to the Carpet Gold Bidens offered by PW. Flowers fold the tent at dusk but report for duty next morning, sunny or not. 100% an upright plant that is already about 8 inches tall in 10 inch pot mated with Evening Star callie. Blooms tower far above the plant itself but so far has held up well to a couple days of 20-25 MPH winds. Way too early to know how she will perform in the July/August months but so far a great start. Recommend now if a bright, vibrant yellow flower is on your wish list.
Bright Lights™ Yellow African Daisy 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).
FeaturesI WON'T BE just a SPRING FLING.
Heat tolerant plants with large yellow daisy flowers. Mounded habits really hold the flowers up for great flower presence.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 12 InchesSpacing:6 - 10 InchesSpread:8 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Bright, sunny yellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Bright Lights are great in both landscapes and containers.Maintenance Notes:
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary. Bright Lights 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 Bright Lights 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.Bright Lights™ Yellow Osteospermum hybrid 'INOSTYELOW' USPP 29,021, Can 6,044
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Matthew Lamb, Maryland, United States, 4 years ago
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