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All About Gazania

Treasure Flower Gazania is primarily available in two distinct varieties--trailing and clump. While both are considered to be perennial groundcover plants, clump Gazania or Treasure Flower is treated as an annual in cold weather climates. The Treasure Flower, with its daisy-like blossoms in shades of red, orange, cream and yellow, has become the more popular of the two. The stalks reach a height of 6 to 12 inches, with flowers blooming from mid summer until the first frost. Some people enjoy them as cut flowers, but since they close up on cloudy days and at night, they may not be suitable for everyone.

Growing Gazania

Choose a sunny location with soil that drains well. Gazania can be started from seed sown directly into the ground. However, if you have a short growing season, you may wish to purchase established plants. Set them into the ground at the same depth as their dirt enclosure and water well. Space additional plants 8 to 12 inches apart. Deadheading (removing wilted flowers) will encourage the plant to produce more blossoms.