Beautiful dark purple daisy flowers appear all season on compact plants with low maintenance; a great addition to the garden or containers. Ornamental Features Gelato Prune African Daisy is bathed in stunning dark purple daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its spiny narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. Landscape Attributes Gelato Prune African Daisy is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gelato Prune African Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications; Mass Planting Rock/Alpine Gardens Border Edging General Garden Use Container Planting Hanging Basket Planting & Growing Gelato Prune African Daisy will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Gelato Prune African Daisy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a ‘filler’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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