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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Flower of the day - Gazanias

Gazanias (also known as treasure flowers) are ideal for brilliant colour in sunny places. They are clump-forming and have green leaves that are grey beneath. They are drought tolerant and native to Southern Africa.

Their daisy-like flowers come in shades of orange, red and yellow throughout the year. Excellent  as ground covers and rockery plants in well drained soil.

Some named varieties are ‘Day Break Bronze’ (dark brown flowers), ‘Day Break Orange’ (large orange flowers), ‘Day Break Pink’ (large pink flowers), ‘Day Break Red Stripe’ (large yellow- and red-striped flowers), ‘Day Break Yellow’ (large yellow flowers), ‘Moonglow’ (double bright yellow flowers), ‘New Moon’ (creamy-white flowers with a dark yellow centre), ‘Pink’ (grey foliage with pink flowers), ‘Raspberry’ (green leaves and small, light red flowers), and ‘Tangerine Tango’ (green foliage with double, orange-yellow flowers)/ G. splendens ‘Talent’ has grey-green foliage with many-coloured, single flowers. G. rigens ‘Vaiagata’ is low growing with yellow-and-green variegated foliage and dark yellow flowers all year. G. uniflora is fast growing with grey foliage and yellow flowers throughout the year.

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Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely photos! Love the Clivia.

Anonymous said...

They are pretty, but they look so unreal with the many colors. Your photos are nice of them.

Elephant's Eye said...

I love Gazanias but only just discovered that the fancy new varieties are only good for two years. Think I'll go back to the species.

leavesnbloom said...

Hi there thanks for the comment on my blog.We can only grow Gazanias in the summer here and the pinkish shades are my favourite.

I think you might run into a few problems with google yourself as I notice that you have 2 blogs with idential material on them. One here and one on wordpress and then write on a forum. The forum seems to have some of the original material (on the post I looked at anyway) so google would possibly look on that as the original and wouldn't look so kindly on your blogs for ranking as they would think they were just copies and they wouldn't realise that all 3 came from the same author.

Ferdi Nel said...

Hi leavesnbloom. Thanks for the google warning.

I recently moved most of this blog over to Wordpress in the last couple of days. Moving forward I'll be concentrating more on the gardening aspect on Wordpress, and on the cleaning aspect on Blogger. Thus the content will not be duplicated anymore. That should keep Google happy.

Unknown said...

Today I bought this plant and it's really beautiful