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PlantFiles: Gazania, Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens 'Daybreak Rose Stripe'

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

Synonym:Gazania splendens

6 members have or want 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:

Bloom Time:
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
Flowers are good for cutting
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; 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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tashmoore On Jun 8, 2008, tashmoore from Fort George G Meade, MD wrote:

These are such neat plants. The petals are spiky as they open, and as they start to die. Easy care too. I think I have been over watering, but they don't seem to notice.

Positive jenewton On Mar 2, 2008, jenewton from Peru, IN wrote:

I bought 6 plants from a local greenhouse and fully enjoyed them all summer. You have to be patient when collecting seeds. They remind me of the dandilion when they seed. So wait before you pinch of the dying flower and you will be rewarded! I stored my seed in a plastic container with the lid not fully closed and after planting it took about 4-5 days for the first shoots to come up.


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

Denver, Colorado
New Port Richey, Florida
Decatur, Georgia
Bloomington, Indiana
Greentown, Indiana
Peru, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Jeanerette, Louisiana
Fort George G Meade, Maryland
Sheridan, Oregon
Kalama, Washington
Liberty, West Virginia

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