Gazania Seeds - Kiss WHITE- FLOWERS SEED
Gazania (Gazania Rigens Big Kiss White Flame) - If you want even bigger flowers than the standard "Kiss" Gazania series, then you are in luck! This "Big Kiss" variety has even extra-large, 4-1/2' flowers held high above full, bushy plants. The huge white flowers with eye-catching rose-red stripes works great in both gardens and large single or mixed containers. Big Kiss gazanias grow 10 - 12 inches in height and width.
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.
How to Plant GAZANIA Seeds
Sow seed in flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs darkness to germinate. Cover flats with newspaper and keep out of direct sun. Kept at70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant 12 inches apart.
Comments: Full sun. Heat and drought tolerant, average water produces heaviest bloom. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 8 - 11
- Height: 10 inches
- Width: 10 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through winter
- Bloom Color: WHITE
- Environment: Full sun
- Temperature: 78F
- 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