Growing Gazanias

Growing Gazanias

New Day Hybrid Mix Gazania

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Sun-loving annuals with flowers in bright colors. Good plants for combination pots, containers, rock gardens, massed plantings, and ground cover. Sow seed or transplant outdoors only after last spring frost. Can start seed indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last frost. Sow seed about ¼ inch deep.

Maintenance

Easy, drought-tolerant annuals for full sun locations and well-drained soils. Prefers cool summer climates and flowering may be reduced in hot, humid climates.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Use low rates of Algoflash Flowering Plant 4-6-7 Liquid Fertilizer (51087), Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1 (51221), or Osmocote 14-14-14 (51173).

Alternative Products

Other good flowering annuals for sun include SunPatiens New Guinea Impatiens, Profusion Zinnia, and Orbit Mix Geranium (05880).

Complimentary Products

Low to moderate feeder, plants benefit from occasional fertilization. Combines well with foliage plants including Silver Dust Dusty Miller (05646), Under The Sun Coleus Plants (09154), and ornamental grasses.

Product Recommendations

Actinovate Organic Fungicide (50201) can naturally protect plants from diseases including powdery mildew.

Gazania Facts

Usually problem-free, but stem or root rots can occur in poorly drained, soggy soils. Powdery mildew is a rare problem. Very attractive to butterflies. Flowers close up at night and during cloudy weather. A South African native plant usually grown as an annual, plants are actually evergreen tender perennials in very mild (hardiness zone 9) areas.

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