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PlantFiles: Gazania, Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens 'Pink Trailing'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals
Groundcovers
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
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

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
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
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive annlof On Apr 7, 2011, annlof from Camarillo, CA wrote:

This is one of the lowest-growing of the gazanias. It truly resembles a silver rug and is so dense that weeds are unable to penetrate it. Plants will spread indefinitely, but it's easy to cut out sections to keep it in bounds. My plants are grown in full sun and are watered about twice a month. Peak bloom season is in April and May.

The soft pink flowers are borne on very short stems and aren't as showy as other varieties. I'd recommend this plant for gardens where gazanias are perennial because it doesn't make a great show in the first year. But eventually it makes a fantastic ground cover.

Regional...

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

Casa Grande, Arizona
Camarillo, California
Fresno, California
Salinas, California
San Jose, California



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