Gazania Seeds - New Day Rose Striped
USDA Zones: 8 - 11
Height: 8 - 10 inches
Width: 6 - 8 inches
Bloom Season: Summer through winter
Bloom Color: Cream - Rose
Environment: Full sun
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Gazania rigens
Average Germ Time: 12 days
Light Required: No
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 New Day Rose Striped) - Perfect for a ground cover or in pots and baskets, Gazania grows easily from ground cover seed, and it's quickly loaded with colorful blooms that last all summer and fall. Known as Treasure Flower, this Gazania rose stripe boasts 4 inch cream flowers with a rose stripe on each petal, and the plants are compact, 8 - 10 inches tall with a 6 - 8 inch spread. As a ground cover plant, they quickly fill in open spaces to offer a lush display of blooms.
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.