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PlantFiles: Gazania, Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens 'Big Kiss Yellow Flame'

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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: Big Kiss Yellow Flame
Additional cultivar information: (Big Kiss Series)

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red
Bright Yellow

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Kell 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 stunning and bright 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.

Regional...

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

San Leandro, California
Houston, Texas
Sheboygan, Wisconsin



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