I have pretty much have ignored and insulted the Osteospurmum, thinking that it was a wimpy 'spring then gone' for the summer plant. So....this spring I planted a few in my experimental garden No water from me! No mulch! No fertilizer! I did not receive a visit at any time from the PRPT( Plants Are People Too) agency to speak about taking custody of them. They have incredibly managed to CHANGE my opinion of them! Here is why....after all my willful neglect. Osteo...my hat is off to you. These pictures were taken after the recent heat wave here in Atlanta.