- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 8 - 11
- Height: 12 inches
- Width: 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through winter
- Bloom Color: Pink
- 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
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Gazania (Gazania Rigens Garden Leader Pink) - For visual appeal, versatility and dependability, grow Gazania seeds and enjoy its amazing display all summer and into the fall. There's a reason that Gazania rigens is commonly called Treasure Flower! It is a treasure wherever it is grown: in the flower bed, as a ground cover, in containers, baskets or window boxes. Gazania Treasure Flower boasts 4 inch pink colored flowers on a compact 12 inch plant which will also spread 12 inches.
Gazania Treasure Flower plants are native to South Africa, and in a frost-free climate, they will grow as perennials. In colder climates, they can be grown as an annual, and they will have flowers in 12 weeks after starting the flower seeds. It needs full sun and soil that drains well. Treasure Flowers are known to re-seed, and they bloom profusely from summer through fall in cooler climates and fall, winter and spring in hot climates.
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.