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TanagerĀ® African Daisy Gazania krebsiana 'Tanager'

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Description

Tanager® gazania is a perennial cultivar with shockingly orange flowers in the Asteraceae (daisy) family.  

With its long flowering season, this clump forming perennial will provide large, deep orange/red flowers with a speckled ring of black, brown or white. A prolific repeat bloomer.

A perfect plant for a dry sunny border or an alpine rock garden.

May self-sow in the garden, producing volunteers.

Grows best in full sun.  The flowers close in the nighttime and during the day when the weather includes overcast skies.

It has a high resistance to powdery mildew, leaf spot, leaf scorch, and root rot.

In its native habitat of South Africa it is an important food source for tortoises.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This plant doesn't like wet feet.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#rabbit resistant#low water use#herbaceous#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#rock gardens#self-seeding#cold tolerant#acidic soils tolerant#pollinator plant#xeriscaping#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#beetles#ants#pollinator garden#bee friendly#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gazania
    Species:
    krebsiana
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees, butterflies, beetles, ants and birds. Tortoises eat the foliage.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Horizontal
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Dark orange to red flowers grow on erect stems.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are deeply lobed. The dark green leaves will develop a purple tinge in winter months. The undersides are a silvery-gray color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Patio
    Pond
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits
    Salt