Gazania, Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens 'Big Kiss White Flame'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gazania (gay-ZAY-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: rigens (RIG-ens) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Kiss White Flame
Additional cultivar information:(Big Kiss Series)

Category:

Annuals

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 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 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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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 pods to dry on plant; break open to 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:

Tucson, Arizona

San Leandro, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

College Station, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 10, 2010, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Big Kiss gazanias are great border or tub plants. They have compact looks with lots of flowers on short stems. They come in different bi-color combo colors and bred to form mounded plants topped with flowers. The flowers are much larger than the Kiss series flowers, being 41/2 inches wide..

Gazanias can be grown as annuals in colder zones or over wintered in zone 9 and 10 especially if kept on the dry side. Great for places where there is well drained sandy soil and infrequent watering. Will flower repeatedly if you keep deadheading. More heavily blooming in spring but will have flowers most always in warmer climates. The flowers will close as the sun goes down or on cloudy days.