Osteospermum, or African daisy, South African daisy, Cape daisy and blue-eyed daisy, can be found all over Southern California. They’ll grow just about anywhere, hence the title of this post.
When I first moved to the area, I asked a nurseryman what the beautiful purple and yellow (and white) flowers were. He raised an eyebrow, then said in the most disdainful tone, “Oh, you mean freeway daisies.” As if they were common weeds.
I still love them, especially the yellow variety.