Osteospermum is a member of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is commonly referred to as African Daisy, Cape Daisy, Daisybushes. All species are spreading plants except for Osteospermum fruticosum which is a trailing perennial. They have medium green leaves and flower season-spanning spring and summer. Flowers open in sunlight. They are native to Africa and Arabian Peninsula.
Osteospermum plants grow well in full sun and need moderate watering and prefer good quality garden soil. They have tolerance for drought when they are well established. You can grow them from seeds or cuttings. Species include Osteospermum barbarae, Osteospermum fruticosum, Osteospermum Buttersweet, Osteospermum ecklonis.