Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Gazania, Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens 'Daybreak Yellow'

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

Synonym:Gazania splendens
Synonym:Gazania uniflora

One member has or wants 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:
Bright Yellow

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Happenstance
Thumbnail #1 of Gazania rigens by Happenstance

By blacksatin
Thumbnail #2 of Gazania rigens by blacksatin

By RosinaBloom
Thumbnail #3 of Gazania rigens by RosinaBloom


3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive peejay12 On Dec 13, 2011, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

I think the natural or wild form of this plant is far better than all the hybrids and ''improvements'' the plant-breeders have made. I've collected seed from my garden plants, and over the years they have reverted to the plants you would find growing naturally in South Africa.
They are some shade of orange or yellow, usually with a black eyespot at the base of each 'petal'.These 'natural' plants have a more spreading type of growth, and I think are far more attractive.
Even in Cornwall they are not reliably hardy unless grown in very dry soil on a wall or bank, within 100 feet of the coast, where they might survive -7 C. In more normal conditions, they need protection below -3 C.

Positive stephenp On Nov 14, 2009, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

A nice large, colourful flower which has abundant blooms from April right through until the first real frost. This plant has a tendency to naturalise, too early to tell if it is invasive.

Positive darlaelder On Feb 2, 2009, darlaelder from Denham Springs, LA wrote:

I'm a beginner gardener & bought a flat of gazanias this past summer because I thought they were pretty. I planted them in my front (south facing) flower beds in full sun. They've never stopped blooming (it is now February), have survived several freezes & one 5.5 " snowfall. I deadhead & make sure they get water weekly. They have become my favorite purchase, so far.


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

Huntsville, Alabama
Clayton, California
Merced, California
San Diego, California
Cape Coral, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Missouri City, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America