Gazania linearis Colorado Gold
Colorado Gold Treasure Flower
DetailsColorado Gold® Treasure Flower (Gazania linearis Colorado Gold) is a long blooming, cold hardy perennial species from the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. Beginning in late spring, the plant covers itself with bright yellow daisy-type flowers held over a rosette of narrow, deep green leaves. Like blue flax, this Gazania is a willing reseeder when planted into gravel mulch and will naturalize in your landscapes. A 1998 Plant Select® winner selected for its outstanding performance in western gardens.
|Common Name||Colorado Gold Treasure Flower|
|Botanical Name||Gazania linearis Colorado Gold P004S|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||4-6" tall|
|Mature Spread||10-12" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early summer to mid fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Good for Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden or alpine plant|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips For Growing Gazania (African Daisy)
Gazania (African Daisy) is a genus of African wildflowers known for their showy, daisy-like flowers.
Preferred growing conditions:
- Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
- Water regularly for the first 2 to 3 months to establish new transplants. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is adequate.
- The plants benefit from deadheading to extend the blooming period and limit reseeding where it's not desirable.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
- Gazania are typically short lived perennials and gardeners should replace tired plants every 3 or 4 growing seasons. Gazania are willing re-seeders and can be encouraged to do so by mulching with gravel.
- Reinvigorate the plants in mid-spring by vigorously scratching out the dead foliage to reveal new leaves emerging from the crown. Don't cut the plants back to the ground as this can kill them.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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