Osteospermum ecklonis (DC.) Norl.

Shrub or subshrub to 1 m tall, glandular-hairy. Stems erect, branched above. Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, to 10 cm long, to 2 cm wide, margins entire to coarsely toothed, decreasing in size up the stem. Capitula solitary or in loose corymbs, to 3 cm across; autumn to early summer. Ray florets white above, indigo, often with a white margin below. Disk florets bright blue. Achenes about 7 mm long, 3-angled, narrowly winged. [Dimorphotheca ecklonis DC.]

S Africa

This appears to be the most commonly cultivated species and is available as a range of cultivars and seed mixes. Most cultivars in Osteospermum appear to be hybrids and are available in a range of different heights and flower colours.

Source: Lawson, L.; Spencer, R. (2002). Dahlia. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Asteraceae
genus        Osteospermum L.