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PlantFiles: Gazania, Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens 'Kiss Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gazania (gay-ZAY-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: rigens (RIG-ens) (Info)
Cultivar: Kiss Mix

Synonym:Gazania splendens

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive riceke On May 26, 2011, riceke from Snellville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Planted this in ground from a 4" pot in a dry barren area. Gave a little water the first year. Second year came through our fairly mild winter (+15 lowest degree) and is now blooming. Never thought it would make it through the hot dry summer months. I will plant more of these as they require little care as ffar as watering and feeding.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida
Snellville, Georgia
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Bucyrus, Ohio
Haviland, Ohio
Deer Park, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Liberty, West Virginia

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