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Gazania

Gazania Flower

Gazania are a clumping perennial plant from South Africa used widely as a ground cover plant.

Daisy like flowers held above dark to mid green foliage give them the common name of African Daisy.

Lots of cultivars are available with wonderful colourful flowers. In warmer areas (zones 9-11) they are treated as a perennial in cooler areas as an annual.

Grow then in containers in colder climates. sow the seeds as soon as it warms up in spring. Place the container in the sunniest position you can find.

You can also grow them in the perennial border as an edging plant.


Varieties

It is really the different colors of the many hybrids that provide the variety in Gazanias offered for sale.

Some are lower growing than others and some have larger flowers.

All are popular perennial plants used widely in the garden border.

  • Gazania ringens are offered as seeds in a number of color combinations.

 

Propagation

You can collect seed and sow it into a cold frame in spring with good results.

Older clumps can also be divided in spring.

 

 

Gazania Plants are available for sale from the following nurseries

SEQUIM RARE PLANTS
500 N. Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA 98382
Small mail order nursery with a very intersting range of perennials and other plants. Includes: Gazania.
www.sequimrareplants.com