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How to Grow Gazania Annual Flowers
Annual, Gazania, Splendens Hybrid
Native to South Africa, Gazania plants thrive in hot weather, and dry soils.They can handle most droughts, with little or no help.
Gazania is an exciting annual. The plant has medium green leaves, and a vibrant, exotic looking flower bloom. Let Gazania flowers make a bold, striking appearance in your garden, wherever you place it.
Gazania plants produce flowers with bright colors, including red, orange, yellow, pink, white, and variations of these colors. In the late afternoon, around 3:00pm, the flowers close up for the evening.
Try growing Gazania plants indoors as houseplants.
Gazania plants are excellent for bedding, border and containers.
Plant Height: 10"
Gazania Plant Propagation:
Gazania plants are grown from seeds. Sow seeds directly into flower gardens, after all risk of frost has past. Or, you can also start Gazania indoors in seed trays, 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost.
Sow seeds 1/8" deep, and cover lightly with fine garden soil, or use seed starting soil.
Gazania plants can also be propagated by root cuttings.
Plant Spacing: 9" - 12" apart, or more.
Ideal Germination Temperature: 60-65 degrees
Days to Germination: 10 - 15
How to Grow Gazania Plants:
Gazania plants are easy to grow. They do well in hot, dry weather. The plants are also tolerant of salt.
Grow these plants in full sun.
Gazania prefers average to good, sandy soil. The soil needs to be well drained.
Established plants do best in dry soil conditions. Water plants only during long, extended droughts.
Fertilize plants every 4-5 weeks, with a general purpose fertilizer.
Keep the area around this plant weeded.
Bring indoors in the fall, before the first frost, and grow gazania as a houseplant.
Promote new blooms, by deadheading spent flowers.
Flowers Bloom: Summer through Fall
Insect and Disease:
Insect and disease problems are not common. treat with insecticide, repellents, or fungicides, as needed.
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