Gazania FLOWERS Seeds - SPLENDENS
Heat And Drought Tolerance-Perennial ! - also known as Treasure Flowers
These large, daisy-like flowers open with the sun and close with darkness. Coming from South Africa, they are naturally quite resistant to heat and drought. This multi-colored perennial makes an excellent addition to hillsides and wild areas in warmer climates, but can't handle the harsh winters of the north.
The plants reach about 10 inches in height and spread 10 inches in width. Add some eye-popping color to your landscape and enjoy!
Gazania Treasure Flowers are good plants for the front of sunny garden borders and also perform well as a flowering ground cover when planted in large groups. Because of their heat and drought tolerance, Kiss Gazanias are especially useful near driveways and sidewalks. They also do well in mixed container plantings, pots, baskets and window boxes as well. Gazania are known for closing their flowers at night and on cloudy days, but this Kiss series produces blooms that stay opened more so that you can enjoy them more!
If growing Gazania seeds in colder climates, start the flower seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Treasure Flower seeds should be pressed into the soil but not covered and kept moist but not saturated until germination occurs. After germination of the flower seeds, reduce watering and grow seedlings in a sunny window location. For warm climates, start the Gazania seeds directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed. Space the ground cover seed 8 - 12 inches apart in the seedbed.
Gazania care includes deadheading the spent flowers to promote the growth of more blooms. Also, Gazania plants benefit from an application of a balanced liquid fertilizer every other week during the growing season or mix in a slow-release fertilizer at the time of transplanting or preparing the seedbed. Water Gazania Treasure Flower plants slowly and deeply and let them dry out in-between waterings. Applying an organic mulch around the base of the Gazania plants helps to hold moisture in.
USDA Zones: 8 - 11
Height: 10 inches
Width: 10 inches
Bloom Season: Summer through winter
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun
Average Germ Time: 12 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil
Soil Type: Well-drained, especially in winter; pH 5.8 - 6.8
Sowing Rate: Approximately 100 seeds covers 10 square feet or 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches