The Gazania genus honors Theodorus Gaza, an influential Greek scholar of the 15th century Palaeologan Renaissance. Botanist Joseph Gaertner first. Gazania Splendens ‘Kiss’ Series. This dense, compact plant has round-shaped, dark green foliage and large, daisy-like flowers on short sturdy stems. Daybreak Bright Orange is a new introduction in seed Gazanias. It will be a strong opponent of the existing seed or cutting gazanias. The “Daybreak” series is.
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Grow in sandy to average, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some soil dryness, but prefers consistent moisture.
Gazania Splendens ‘Kiss’ Series
Do not overwater, however. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Splendenss as annuals in St. Louis, either in the ground or in containers.
Prefers cool summer climates, and splenndens may slow down considerably in hot and humid St. If growing from seed, start plants indoors in late winter weeks before last frost date and set plants outside after last frost date. Take basal offsets from favorite plants in late summer to early fall for rooting and subsequent overwintering indoors in pots.
Gazania (Treasure Flower)
Container plants may also be brought inside for winter. Gazania rigens ia native splendena South Africa. It is commonly called gazania or treasure flower and is a popular African daisy that is similar in appearance to the genus Arctotis. It is a tender perennial that features decumbent hazania that spread along the ground. Narrow but variably-shaped, dandelion-like leaves narrow spoon-shaped to lobed are silvery green.
Ray flowers of this species are orange with black eyes at the bases and with orange-brown disks.
Hybrid cultivars often listed as cultivars of this species come in a great variety of additional colors including shades of yellow, orange, bronze or white often with contrasting color at the bases forming a ring around the center disk.
Can bloom summer to fall, often to first frost. Flowers close at night and may only partially open up on cloudy days. Genus name probably honors Theodore de Gaza15th century Greek scholar, who translated some important botanical works splenens Theophrastus from Greek into Latin.
In the alternative, the genus name may come from the Latin word gaza meaning treasure in reference to the attractive flowers as memorialized by the adoption of the common name of treasure flower for this plant. Specific epithet means stiff or rigid.
No serious insect or disease problems. Overly moist soils can lead to root and stem rot. Watch for leaf spot and powdery mildew.
Mealybugs are occasional visitors. Mass in beds and borders. With its trailing stems, this species is particularly useful in hanging baskets. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Back to Previous Page. Orange rays with black eyes at bases and orange-brown disks. Culture Grow in sandy to average, well-drained soils in full sun. Noteworthy Characteristics Gazania rigens ia native to South Africa.
Problems No serious splrndens or disease problems. Garden Uses Mass in beds hazania borders. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd.
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