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Gazania 'Daybreak Bright Orange' (Daybreak 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 in Summer

Foliage

Dark Green 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 'Daybreak Bright Orange'

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

'Daybreak Bright Orange' is a spreading evergreen perennial, grown as an annual, with narrow dark green leaves white beneath, and bright orange-yellow daisy-like flowers to 8cm across in early summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Drought-resistant and wind-resistant this plant thrives in a poor, well-drained soil but needs full sun for the flowers to open and no damp

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Garden Edging


How to care

Pruning

Deadheading will promote continuous flowering

Pests

Under glass, can get glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, glasshouse leafhopper, thrips, vine weevil and leaf-mining flies

Diseases

May be affected by glasshouse grey mould