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Gazania, Treasure Flower

Gazania rigens

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Gazania rigens

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Gazania rigens Plant Information

Scientific Name: Gazania rigens
Common Name: gazania

treasure flower
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennial treated as an annual

beds & borders, container plantings
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 6 - 12 inches
Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Foliage: slender leaves in a basal rosette

medium-textured foliage with white pubescence on the lower side
Flower: orange, yellow, and mahogany daisy-like flowers with a bi-color pattern
Bloom Period: Summer - Fall
Sun: light shade - full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: prefers well-drained soil

Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 9 - 11
Native Range: South Africa
Maintenance: deadhead flowers

does best when established in cooler temperatures

propagation by seed or division
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot

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