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Gazania (Gazania, treasure flower)

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Plant description

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Gazania is a species of annual and perennial daisies from South Africa. They are low growing, clump forming plants with showy flowers in many colours, often with interestingly marked petals. When growing in conditions that suit them, they will flower for a long time. In Australia they can naturalise readliy from windblown seeds, but there are new double cultivars that have been recently developed which will not go to seed, making these an attractive option for landscaping. They are also good for container growing.

Gazanias like a sunny position and tolerate little frost or wet feet. They thrive in coastal plantings and are drought tolerant. Troubled by few pests and diseases, they will also grow in poor soils.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: numerous
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7

Diseases

Pythium if in wet conditions

Pests

Aphids, thrips, spider mites

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: any.

Types of fertiliser: feed once a year with a good general purpose fertiliser.

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