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About the product
Bright and cheerful daisy-like blooms that open with the sun. Repeatedly appearing whenever weather is warm and sunny. 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 green.
They are best grown in well-drained, moderately fertile soils. Mass them in annual beds or as a spreading, self-seeding attractive groundcover in a dry meadow or hillside, or use them in containers or rockeries. Usually grown as an annual.
Genus - Gazania
Species - Splendens
Variety - Sunshine Mixed
Common name - Gazania
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 0.25 m
Spread - 0.25 m
Plant type - Annual or perennial flower
Exposure - Full sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - ph5-8 (acidic – neutral - alkaline)
Soil type - Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Desert, drough tolerant. Water regularly, do not overwater
Landscape uses - Summer bedding, pots, containers, walls, rock gardens, ground cover
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, yellow, orange, gold, rose, orange red, Bronze
Sow in pots or a cold frame from February to April in trays of seed compost.
Sow thinly, cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and keep moist.
Cover with glass or clear plastic.
Best temperature for germination - ~+20C. Germination time - 2-3 weeks.
The young seedlings are especially sensitive to stagnant wetness and drought.