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Thursday, 7 November 2013

FFF103 - GAZANIA

Gazania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa. They produce large, daisy-like composite flowers in brilliant shades of pink, maroon, yellow, orange and cream, over a long period in summer. They are often planted as drought-tolerant groundcover.

Most Gazania species and cultivars are low-growing, near-evergreen, clump-forming or carpeting plants. They quickly develop into small clumps of narrow lance-shaped leaves that can be downy and lobed near the base, often with lighter coloured undersides. Their showy flowers, which appear throughout the warmer months, are large, brightly coloured, often interestingly marked, and the ray florets tend to be darker at the base, with a contrastingly coloured central disc. The species usually have yellow or orange flowers, but the garden forms are available in a wide colour range.

Most gazanias tolerate very little frost and dislike wet winters, but they are otherwise easily grown in any sunny position with light, gritty, well-drained soil. They thrive in coastal gardens. Plants should be deadheaded frequently to encourage flower production. Annuals are propagated from seed; the perennials may also be divided or can be grown from basal cuttings.

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10 comments:

  1. I have seen these flowers round my Mornington Peninsula area and wondered what they were called. Delightful photo.

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  2. Love this flower and used to grow it very successfully in N. California summers.

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  3. Lovely is your photo.
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  4. Strong colors lovely Nick! Thanks for hosting and happy Friday!

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  5. Sunny Gazanias, sadly long finished flowering here.

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  6. Lovely bright colours - bringing back disappearing memories of a hot summer!

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