Gazania or African Daisy - vibrant hot colours

Rank: Genus

Gazania or African Daisies are bold, bright flowers with hot colours that are suited to sunny, dry climates. Although being in the same family, they are a different genus to Osteospermum plants that are also commonly referred to as African Daisies. These plants are drought tolerant and like to have full sun to be at their best. Being in the shade will make the flowers close and may then grow thin taller stems unable to support the large flower head.



Scientific name: Gazania
Common names: African Daisy, Treasure flower
Genus: Gazania
Family: Asteraceae/Compositae
Related plants: Aster, Daisy, Sunflower


Growing Conditions

Position: full sun
Soil type: sandy, loamy
Soil pH: weak-acid, neutral, weak-alkaline
Moisture: dry, well drained

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