This F1 hybrid Treasure Flower is earlier flowering than other gazanias! Repeatedly appearing whenever weather is warm and sunny, the daisy flower of 'Daybreak Red Stripe' features a yellow eye surrounded by yellow petals with bright red stripes. very ornamental and eye-catching!
Blooms, which close at night and on cloudy days, are singly borne on erect stems above low, dense, spreading clumps of narrow spoon-shaped leaves. The leaves are dark green on top and lighter gray underneath.
Often grown as annuals and easily started from seed, grows best in full sun. A sheltered, sunny spot is essential for the flowers to show their blaze of colour as long as possible.. It's best grown in well-drained, moderately fertile soils.
Mass it in annual beds or as a spreading, self-seeding groundcover, or use it in containers or rockeries.
Information source: http://www.learn2grow.com/
Genus - Gazania
Species - Splendens
Variety - Daybreak Red Stripe
Common name - Treasure Flower
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,25 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline (pH 5-8)
Soil type - Medium rich, well - drained
Water requirements - Desert, drough tolerant. Water regularly, do not overwater
Landscape uses - For bed, borders, containers and balcony boxes.
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow with bright red stripes
Sow in pots or a cold frame from January to April.
Cover only lightly with soil, firm and keep moist.
Best temperature for germination - ~+20C. Germination time - 2-3 weeks.
The young seedlings are especially sensitive to stagnant wetness and drought.
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