Hardy Osteospermum - for Periwinkle
02 May 2011 16:27:39
Two winters ago Periwinkle gave me some divisions from her garden in Donegal. Although I potted them up before the big freeze, there were many casualties. Plants in pots are always more vulnerable and these were outside, not even in the greenhouse.
Among the divisions were some clumps of hardy Osteospermum (possibly jucundum, but I would be pleased if someone could give me a name). I lost most but two clumps survived and were planted in my long border in 2010. They didn't flower that year.
Anyway, here they are now in flower! And they are just as lovely as the tender Osteospermum. Both clumps are covered in buds so I have a long season to look forward to. Thanks, Periwinkle.