Gazania Garden Guide
Gazania Stats at a Glance
Botanical Name: Gazania rigens
Common Name(s): Treasure flower
Height: 1 to 1 ½ feet
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil
Sun: Full sun
Notes: In mild winter areas, gazania is a perennial
Starting Gazania from Seed
To start indoors, fill individual peat pots with a fertile commercial soil starter and moisten. Gazania requires darkness to germinate so plant seeds lightly beneath the soil surface. Place in a room with a constant temperature of 70-75°F. Cover with clear plastic wrap to maintain the soil moisture and temperature. Keep the soil moist. When seedlings appear, remove the plastic wrap and move to a sunny location.
When to Start Seeds: 6-8 weeks prior to last frost
Time to Germination: 7-21 days
Light/Dark Requirements: Dark
When to Plant Gazania
Transplant seedlings or purchased plants in the garden as soon as the last threat of frost has passed and the soil reaches 60-65°F.
Where to Plant Gazania
Gazania performs best in hot, arid locations.
Prefers sandy, well-drained soil.
Tolerates soil with low fertility.
Gazania Plant Spacing
Gazania Care and Maintenance
Gazania performs best in arid areas. Do not overwater.
The most common diseases associated with gazania include bacterial or crown rots, downy mildew, fungal leaf spots, powdery mildew, and pythium root rot.
The most common pests associated with gazania include mealybugs.