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Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.
Gazania 'Tiger Eye' is a new variety of the useful Gazania, with bold variegated leaves of dark green edged with cream-gold and beautifully contrasting bright orange flowers with a brown centre. A water miser plant that survives harsh conditions like poor soil, pure sand and heat, it is a low growing ground cover. It is a tender perennial, meaning that anything more than light frost will knock it down. Likes a sunny spot with well drained soil.
Flower colour: orange and brown
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres
Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.