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Water Wise Plants

Gazania

Pronunciation
gay-ZAY-nee-uh
Common Name
Gazania
Plant Type
Groundcover
Mature Size
6 in. tall and 12 in. wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full sun
Flower Color
Yellow, orange, white, and pink
Wildlife
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

There are some out there who look down on Gazanias as gas station plants, but hey, we love colorful, easy to grow, low water plants. We've repeated Gazanias along the edges of the garden to help tie together different beds. The cultivar we grow has silver foliage that works well with other Mediterranean plants.

Gazanias do better with occasional water. With regular water, they seem to become leggy.

We deadhead tired blooms on our Gazanias, but you don't have to. When a clump of plants becomes too crowded or too large, take cuttings during the cool season and plant them around the garden.

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