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Most hardy osteospermum variety and pruning

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Would you let me know the hardiest osteospermum plant available, I've tried to over winter plants but have failed miserably!
Also is pruning necessary, the plants tend to get a bit woody and unattractive.

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Osteospermum jucundum is the only reliably hardy one, whatever the Nurseries promise! I have tried other so-called hardy named ones and they didn't survive.

I don't exactly prune mine, they do creep in the border, layering themselves, and I sometimes cut off or pull out a dead piece, as you say, woody.

I am replacing a few this year as they have got too woody and are well past it!

12 Apr, 2009

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