The Osteospermum is a genus belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower family. One of the common names for it is the African Daisy. There are about 50 species native to Africa, 35 species in southern Africa, and southwestern Arabia. They are half-hardy perennials or sub-shrubs – therefore they do not survive outdoor wintery conditions, but there is still a wide range of hardiness.
The colours in this flower are shown off beautifully in this photographic image which will brighten any room.
Photography by Jacky Parker.