Brighten up the garden with a beautiful array of sunny, warm colors from yellow to mauve and beyond. Gazania is a stunning groundcover with lush, low-growing greenery and blooms rising high on their stems to greet the day. Petals unfurl in the sunshine and close in cloud cover. Once established, plants are drought tolerant and thrive in heat, making them a good choice for a rock garden or wildflower area, but they will enhance just about any type of garden. Attracts pollinators. Perennial in USDA zones 9–11; often grown as an annual.
Botanical Name: Gazania rigens
Native: Southern Africa
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9–11; usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 12″ – 18″ tall and 12″ wide
Variety Information: 3″–4″ blooms with petals in varying color combinations of orange, yellow, mauve, cream, and red
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Period: Summer until frost, taking a break in extreme heat.
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Groundcover, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil has warmed.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–65°F. Sow in deep or compostable pots to avoid tap root disturbance when transplanting.
Days to Emerge: 7 – 20 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 to 3 seeds every 8″–12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 8″–12″