- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 8 - 11
- Height: 10 inches
- Width: 10 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through winter
- Bloom Color: Yellow
- Environment: Full sun
- Temperature: 78F
- Average Germ Time: 12 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil
- Soil Type: Well-drained, especially in winter; pH 5.8 - 6.8
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 100 seeds covers 10 square feet or 2 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
Gazania (Gazania Rigens Kiss Golden Yellow) - For a beautiful bold look in the front of your flower beds, start Gazania seed, and admire this little Treasure Flower plant that blooms its heart out! Gazania Kiss Golden Yellow boasts 3 inch golden yellow flowers on a compact 10 inch plant which will also spread 10 inches. The large, daisy-like flowers are held above the basal foliage, forming a bright carpet of color when planted in large masses. Gazania Treasure Flower plants are perfect for ground cover, the front of the flower border, pots, baskets and window boxes!
Gazania plants are considered annuals in the cool climates, but in warmer climates like the southern Texas and parts of California, they're short-lived perennials, usually not lasting more than a few years. Treasure Flowers will re-seed readily, so leave a few blooms to go to seed. Gazania is a native of South Africa, and it is a tough little plant that prefers full sun, will tolerate all soils and thrive with moderate watering. It will bloom profusely through fall, winter and into late spring in the south, then flower intermittently during the hottest months of summer before bringing forth another profuse flowering in the fall. In the cooler climates, it will flower from early summer until the frosts of fall.
If growing Gazania seeds in colder climates, start the flower seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Treasure Flower seeds should be pressed into the soil but not covered and kept moist but not saturated until germination occurs. After germination of the flower seeds, reduce watering and grow seedlings in a sunny window location. For warm climates, start the Gazania seeds directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed. Space the ground cover seed 8 - 12 inches apart in the seedbed.
Gazania care includes deadheading the spent flowers to promote the growth of more blooms. Also, Gazania plants benefit from an application of a balanced liquid fertilizer every other week during the growing season or mix in a slow-release fertilizer at the time of transplanting or preparing the seedbed. Water Gazania Treasure Flower plants slowly and deeply and let them dry out in-between waterings. Applying an organic mulch around the base of the Gazania plants helps to hold moisture in.