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purple-flowering perennial

comments (2) October 4th, 2012 in gallery
flotsam50 flotsam50, member
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Persistent purple-flowering perennial Click the image to enlarge.

Persistent purple-flowering perennial

Photo: flotsam50

Found this specimen growing in a neglected street-side bed, in sunny, bone-dry conditions. The plant forms a low, lush mound of near pinnate, mid-green foliage, reaching about 24" high. The daisy-like flowers open lavender-purple then deepen to a rich, velvety violet. They first appear in mid-late summer, but here in the PNW still bloom sporadically in October. It is obvious that I really like this plant, so any help identifying it would be much appreciated.



posted in: The Gallery, flowers, perennial, purple, sun, dry

Comments (2)

flotsam50 writes: Thank you, Sunnyday design! With your tip I was able to determine that the plant is most likely Osteospermum 'Serenity Purple'. Posted: 2:21 pm on October 5th
sunnyday_design writes: Osteospermums belong to the daisy family ( Compositae / Asteraceae), hence their common names: African Daisy or South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Posted: 3:10 am on October 5th
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