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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