Gazania linearis Colorado Gold

Colorado Gold Treasure Flower

Gazania Colorado Gold® (Colorado Gold® Treasure Flower) is a long-blooming, cold hardy perennial that covers itself with bright-yellow daisy-type flowers.
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Containers
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall 10-12" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC015429

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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Colorado 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.
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SKU
HC015429
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Colorado Gold Treasure Flower
Botanical Name
Gazania linearis Colorado Gold P004S
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
10-12" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Containers, Rock Gardens
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides

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.

Special comments:

  • 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.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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