Gazania rigens

Botanical Name: Gazania rigens

Common Name(s): Gazania, Treasure flower

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Description:

A low growing, spreading perennial with grey-blue, smooth-edged or near pinnately lobed foliage. Long-stemmed flowerheads to 8 cm wide, ray florets orange with black base, disc florets yellow or reddish orange. Treasure flower has a matt-forming growth habit. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, deadhead regularly.

Family: Asteraceae

Synonym: Gazania splendens

Botanical Pronunciation: gay-ZAY-nee-uh RIG-ens

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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Drought Tolerance

High

Flowers


January
February
October
November
December

Description:
This plant has long-stemmed flowerheads to 8 cm wide, ray florets orange with black base, disc florets yellow or reddish orange.

Foliage

Description:
This plant bears grey-blue, smooth-edged or near pinnately lobed foliage.

Growth Habit

Treasure flower has a matt-forming growth habit.

Growth Rate

Fast

Maintenance

Deadhead regularly.

 

Origin

Southern Africa

 

Planting Instructions

Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.

 

Possible Problems

No serious insect or disease problems. Overly moist soils can lead to root and stem rot. Watch for leaf spot and powdery mildew. Mealy bugs are occasional visitors.

 

Size

0.1-0.5 m * 0.1-0.5 m

Soil Conditions

Well drained

Uses in landscape design

CoastalInformal/ cottage styleMedeteranian

Wildlife Attractions

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