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Gazania linearis 'Colorado Gold' has some common insect problems:
Mealybugs

Colorado Gold Treasure Flower Gazania linearis 'Colorado Gold'

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Gazania linearis 'P004S'
Description

Award-winning Colorado Gold® Gazania is a cultivar with bright yellow flowers in the Asteraceae (daisy) family.  It is a cold hard perennial in its native Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa.

It is more winter hardy than other varieties of gazania.  Its silvery-gray foliage undersides also differs from other varieties.

It cannot perform at its best in heavy soils, such as clay.  Not liking wet feet, it is best to locate in a gravel based soil where quick drainage is provided.  Once established, watering should be deep but infrequent.  

Although gazania may not live for more than a few years, its reseeding will ensure years of beautiful blooms in your garden.

Deadheading will extend your bloom period and will also limit self reseeding.  

Severe cutting back can damage and even kill your plant.  Cut back dead stems in the spring.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Improper drainage can lead to root and stem rot.  Other possible diseases include powdery mildew, fungal spots, and crown rot.  

Mealy bugs and thrips may be an issue.  

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Tags:
#drought tolerant#low growing#perennials#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#reseeds#naturalizes#rock gardens#cold tolerant#cutting garden#pollinator plant#xeriscaping#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#pollinator garden#cutting#compact
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#low growing#perennials#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#reseeds#naturalizes#rock gardens#cold tolerant#cutting garden#pollinator plant#xeriscaping#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#pollinator garden#cutting#compact
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gazania
    Species:
    linearis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa
    Wildlife Value:
    The flowers attract pollinators.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Horizontal
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    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:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The shiny yellow flowers are quite showy and abundant.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are green on the upper side and a silvery-gray on the underside.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Hand trim dead stems in early spring.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil