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Gazania Talent Series

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

old H1+3 (required heated glass; may be grown outside in summer)

Colour

Flower

Orange, Pink, Red or Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

treasure flower Talent Series

Family

Asteraceae


Gazania can be annuals or evergreen perennials, of spreading habit, with lobed lance-shaped leaves and showy daisy-like flowers which close in dull weather

Talent Series are half-hardy annuals to 25cm in height, of spreading habit, with narrow grey-felted leaves and solitary flowerheads 8cm across in shades of yellow, orange, pink and brownish-red

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Flowers close when shaded. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Water in prolonged dry spells

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in late winter to early spring at 18-20ÂșC

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free