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Gazania Gazania rigens

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
gah-ZAY-nee-ah RIG-ens
Description

Gazanias are best grown as an annual in NC. They have large daisylike flowers on trailing stems and can be grown in containers or hanging baskets or in the garden in borders or mass plantings. The blooms of this plant are orange but there are many cultivars offering a variety of colors. The flowers close at night and may not open completely on cloudy days. During the hottest part of summer in the south, they may stop blooming until fall as they do best in cool summer areas. Containers can be overwintered indoors or stem cuttings can be rooted and overwintered.

Gazanias prefer sandy to average well-drained soils. Allow the soil to dry between waterings, plant in full sun for best blooming and deadhead to encourage continued blooms.

Family name Asteraceae (Compositae)

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Daybreak Bright Yellow'
  • 'Daybreak Garden Sun'
  • 'Golden Margarita'
  • 'Sundrop'
  • 'Talent Orange'
'Daybreak Bright Yellow', 'Daybreak Garden Sun', 'Golden Margarita', 'Sundrop', 'Talent Orange'
Tags:
#sun#yellow#annual#bronze#red-orange#cream#pink flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Daybreak Bright Yellow'
  • 'Daybreak Garden Sun'
  • 'Golden Margarita'
  • 'Sundrop'
  • 'Talent Orange'
'Daybreak Bright Yellow', 'Daybreak Garden Sun', 'Golden Margarita', 'Sundrop', 'Talent Orange'
Tags:
#sun#yellow#annual#bronze#red-orange#cream#pink flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gazania
    Species:
    rigens
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northern Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3-4 inch solitary daisy-like blooms appear on up to 10-inch stems. They are orange with a black eye at the base and an orange-brown center disc. Cultivars offer other colors.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Spatulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1.5- 4.5 inch long leaves can be long and narrow or deeply divided like dandelion leaves. They are green on the upper surface and whitish with hairs on the lower surface.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Trailing stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought