Botanical Name: Gazania rigens
Native: Southern Africa
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9–11; usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 12″ – 18″ tall and 12″ wide
Variety Information: 3″–4″ blooms with petals in varying color combinations of orange, yellow, mauve, cream, and red
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Period: Summer until frost, taking a break in extreme heat.
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Groundcover, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–65°F. Sow in deep or compostable pots to avoid tap root disturbance when transplanting.
When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil has warmed.
Days to Emerge: 7 – 20 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 to 3 seeds every 8″–12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 8″–12″