Gazania, Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens 'Pink Trailing'

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

Category:

Annuals

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Casa Grande, Arizona

Camarillo, California

Fresno, California

Salinas, California

San Jose, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.