I love Osteospermums (aka: Cape daisy or African daisy); these plants will bring you plenty of bang for your buck in coastal Mediterranean climates like the San Francisco Bay area, largely in locations where summers are cool.
If you live inland where summer gets hot make sure to choose Osteospermums bred for heat tolerance. If you don’t, the result will be sulking plants with few to no flowers.:(
On the coast, these daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance. Plant breeders have taken this plant and indulged in a wonderful variety of colors – from traditional purple and white to attractive bronze, yellow, pink, pumpkin, red…And there are always new varieties on the horizon. (See photos)