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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 4, 2015

Q. Flower of the Veldt

I have a plot of garden over-run with long, leggy, woody-stemmed, pink daisy-like flowers that I am told are ‘flowers of the veldt.’ I should like to clear and dig the area but save a few small plants to plant elsewhere in the garden. Is it possible to take cuttings? If so, when is the best time to do this? Are there any special tips? Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2015

These are Star-of-the-Veldt, also known as African daisies. These plants are annuals but will self-seed readily. If you want to keep some to place in another area of the garden, it is best to save some seeds or take cuttings in fall. For more information on growing these plants and propagating them, these articles will help:

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Asked by
David outen on
February 15, 2018

Q. Cape daisies

I have left osteospermum in the ground over winter. The stems have grown quite I prune back quite hard or leave to grow again

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 17, 2018
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These are annuals, and will only grow once, flower, and die. It will seed the area though. What comes up the next season will be fresh from seed.

You can cut down the area fully after the plant dies, before the new seeds sprout. Here is an article for more information on the plant:

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