Gazania Seeds

If you are looking for a showy annual bloom in the sunny garden or the container, something you can just plant and forget about, try growing Gazanias.
The gazania flower, named after the 15th-century Greek-Italian scholar Theodorus of Gaza, is a low maintenance South African annual that will brighten up your hard-to-landscape spaces and butterflies will flock to these prolific summer bloomers.
Gazania plant care does not involve much of anything, other than watering. Although they are drought resistant, expect more and bigger blooms when you water. Even drought resistant flowers benefit from water, but the Gazania takes droughty conditions better than most.
Useful gardening information
Gazania flowers close at night. Deadhead spent blooms when growing Gazanias. Once you've got Gazanias growing, propagate more from basal cuttings. Cuttings can be taken in fall and overwintered indoors, away from freezing temperatures.
The plant from which the cuttings are taken will benefit from this basic Gazania plant care and you can get more plants started. Take several cuttings if you plant to use them in a large area as ground cover. Get the cuttings started in 4-inch pots, in a good quality potting soil. Plant rooted cuttings in spring at 24 to 30 inches apart. Keep watered until plants are established, then water every two weeks throughout summer. Overhead irrigation is acceptable when watering Gazanias.

Start seeds indoors about 10 weeks before the last frost in your area. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and keep them moist throughout the germination and transplant stage. Harden them off and set them outdoors two weeks after the average last frost.

W154 Sunshine Mix
Tetraploid, all color mix, vigorous bedding plant, blooms right through the heat, grows 10" tall, blooms in 12 weeks, annual.
  10 Seed Package $3.15
3225 Kiss Series Mix
Bouquet of large daisies, green leaf, mounded habit, short stems, needs no growth regulator, ideal for 4-6" pots. Annual.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN704 Big Kiss White Flame
Bigger is better with this variation of the standard "Kiss" Gazania series. Extra-large, 4-1/2" flowers are held high above full, bushy plants.
The large white flowers with eye-catching rose-red stripes make an excellent show in both gardens and large single or mixed containers.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN705 Kiss and Tell Mix
Don't be fooled by the goofy name, this is really a nice mix of strong bold colors - gold, red, purple and more. Bouquet of large daisies, green leaf, mounded habit, short stems, needs no growth regulator, for 4" pots
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN706 Kiss Bronze
Rich bronze flowers with golden yellow tips have a green ring around golden centre on plants that have a garden height of 8 to 10 inches.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN707 Tiger Stripe Mix
The wide daisy-like blooms sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display. These undemanding and free-flowering bedding plants tolerate drought or windy coastal sites with ease.
So easy to grow, and perfect for filling beds and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height and spread of eight inches.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN708 Dynastar Mix
Forms broad, voluptuous clump in the landscape, salt tolerant, outperforms the other types in bad weather, neat colors. Height and spread of twelve inches.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN709 Daybreak Mix
F1, 2" blooms on compact plants, free flowering, Coated seed for easy sowing.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN710 Chansonette Mix
F1, 2" blooms on compact plants, free flowering, Coated seed for easy sowing.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRN703 New Day Mix
More uniform flowering than most other varieties, with larger blooms and better plant habit. Compact, sturdy, high-quality plants are easy to produce.
Drought tolerant and performs beautifully in containers, baskets, as a garden edging or ground cover. Well-suited to high-density pack and small container production. Height: 8-12"
  10 Seed Package $2.50

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