Gazania species

Botanical Name: Gazania species

Common Name(s): Treasure flower

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Description:

This species is native to Southern Africa. It bears large daisy-like flowers in shades of orange and yellow in Summer. The leaves are simple, narrow, lance-shaped sometimes downy with paler undersides. Easily grown in a sunny position with gritty very free-draining soil.

Family: Asteraceae

Botanical Pronunciation: guh-ZAY-nee-uh

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Semi Deciduous
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Semi Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Low Watering
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Pruning Required

Flowers

January
February
October
November
December

Description:
It bears large daisy-like flowers in shades of orange and yellow in Summer.

 


Foliage

Description:
The leaves are simple, narrow, lance-shaped sometimes downy with paler undersides.


Maintenance

Deadhead old flowers for better appearance.

Origin

Southern Africa


Recommended Varieties

‘Ilanga’, a variegated clump-forming gazania with bright green and creamy-yellow leaves and orange-red flowers; ‘Daybreak Bronze’, dark brown flowers; ‘Daybreak Bright Orange’, large orange flowers; ‘Daybreak Pink’, large pink flowers; ‘Daybreak Red Stripe’, large yellow-and-red-striped flowers; ‘Daybreak Yellow’, large yellow flowers; ‘Moonglow’, double, bright yellow flowers; ‘New Moon’, creamy-white with a dark yellow centre; ‘Pink’, grey foliage with pink flowers; ‘Raspberry’, green leaves and small light red flowers; ‘Tangerine Tango’, green foliage with double, orange-yellow flowers. Gazania splendens (G. rigens) ‘Talent’ has grey- green foliage with multicoloured single flowers. The low-growing G. splendens ‘Variegata’ has yellow-green variegated foliage and dark yellow flowers all year. G. uniflora is fast growing with grey foliage and yellow flowers all year.

Seed Sowing Instructions

Sow Gazanias just after the last frost at a depth of about 3 mm. Space the plants at 20 to 40 cm apart depending on the size of the Gazania variety

Soil Conditions
Sandy - Ph:Neutral , Slightly acidic, 5,6,7
Uses in landscape design
Coastal
When to Sow
Spring
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