How to Grow Gazania Plants
Annual, Gazania, Splendens Hybrid
Summer droughts in your area? No problem! Native to South Africa, Gazania
plants thrive in hot weather, and dry soils.
Gazania is an exciting annual. Medium green leaves, give way to vibrant,
exotic looking flowers. When in bloom, they will be strikingly attractive
wherever you locate them.
Bright flower colors include: red, orange, yellow, pink, white, and variations
of these colors. The flowers close up for the evening, about 3:00 p.m.
Gazania plants are popular houseplants.
Outdoors, try growing Gazania in flower beds, rock gardens, and containers
on your patio or deck.
Plant Height: 10"
Gazania plants are grown from seeds. Sow seeds directly into your flower
garden after all risk of frost has past. You can also start Gazania indoors,
6 - 8 weeks before the last frost.
Sow seeds 1/8" deep, and cover lightly with fine garden soil, or seed starting
While Gazanias are usually grown as an annual, it can be grown as a perennial
in warmer areas of the country. After a few years, the plants may become
crowded. Dig up and divide into clumps to re-plant. Give a few clumps to
a thankful gardening friend, too.
Gazania plants can also be propagated by
Plant Spacing: 9" - 12"
Ideal Germination Temperature: 60-65 degrees
Days to Germination: 10 - 15
How to Grow Gazania Plants:
Gazania plants are easy to grow. They do well in hot, dry weather. They even
Grow plants in full sun.
Gazania prefers good to average, sandy soil. The soil needs to be well
Established plants do best in dry soil conditions. Water plants only during
long, extended droughts.
Fertilize plants every 4-5 weeks, with a general purpose fertilizer.
Bring indoors in the fall, before the first frost, and grow gazania as a
Deadhead spent flowers, to promotes new
Flowers Bloom: Summer through Fall
Insect and Disease:
Insect and disease problems are not common. treat with insecticide, repellents,
or fungicides, as needed.