|Dazzling, colorfully marked, daisylike flowers bloom on both clumping and trailing Gazanias. Peak bloom is late spring and early summer, but in mild climates they flower at various times year-round. On clumping types, 3- to 4-inch-wide, bicolor flowers rise from evergreen mounds. These close at night and on cloudy days. Use these as fire-retardant ground covers, as edging and in rock gardens. Trailing types are similar, but their long, spreading stems are good for hanging baskets or cascading over walls and banks. Both are heat-loving and easy to grow. Need well-drained soil, and, once established, only twice-a-month watering. Start seed indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last frost is due, or start from cuttings taken in summer. Divide every 3 to 4 years. In wet soils, watch for mold.
Bicolor 1 to 3-inch-wide flowers of orange, yellow, gold, cream, pink, or bronze-red, with a brown-black spot near their bases, bloom on 16-inch-tall plants.
Attributes - Gazania rigens
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow
Height: 4 in. to 10 in.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.
Gazania 'Aztec Queen'