G is for Gazania

Gazania can be annuals or evergreen perennials, of spreading habit, with lobed lance-shaped leaves and showy daisy-like composite flowers in brilliant shades of yellow and orange, over a long period in summer which close in dull weather. Gazania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa.

A perennial in its native South Africa, gazania seldom survives a British winter, needing to be planted anew each spring. Also known as the Treasure Flower.  Please scroll through the images.

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  1. Sammy D. says:

    I love, love, love these little beauties. They are one of the few flowers that don’t wilt in the hot Colorado afternoon sun. Unfortuantely they don’t winter-over here, but they sure keep the flower beds perky.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They don’t overwinter here either, except for this year as we had very little frost and no snow. Last years plants are still flowering!

  2. The Rider says:

    Glorious Grandiflora Going Gold! Great!

    1. Heyjude says:

      and very Gaudy 🙂

  3. Laine Gray says:

    My son’s favorite color is orange and every year each of my kids gets to pick out their own plant or flower to have and take care of for the summer. He always has a hard time finding something he really likes (he’s done marigolds too many times!). He would love this!! We’ll have to look around and see if it would do well here.
    Gorgeous flower!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Laine. They like lots of sun!

  4. Gad zooks! Gazanias! I tried to grow these in my English garden. They like bright sun. They didn’t do well. Yours are gorgeous!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Mine are still flowering from last summer! Our winter was very weird, never known one like it!

      1. Missing my garden. 😦

    2. Heyjude says:

      I miss a garden too – the main reason why I need to find a house. We have been living in a flat (5 years) and now a rental with only a tiny front patio (almost 3 years) and I love gardening!! Containers are OK but there is only so much you can do with them. And I want a dog and cats and maybe chickens… I need to grow roots before it’s too late!

      1. Sista! oh me too 😦 but maybe without the chickens. Where are all your beautiful flower pictures from?

        1. Heyjude says:

          Other people’s gardens! National Trust and private gardens all over the world. Wherever I go I look for a garden to visit! There is the odd one from my own very small collection 🙂

        2. You are much more organized than I am. My flower pictures are scattered all through my photo folders. Do you enough for the rest of the alphabet?

    3. Heyjude says:

      My flowers are scattered too, but I have been working on collating them – trouble is I then forget which ones I have edited! I really need to organize them properly. It is very time consuming though.

      I should be OK for the rest of the alphabet, though X is a bit of a worry!

      1. How about Xeranthemum? It’s a type of aster. It must be very time consuming. I started and never finished my flower and floristry folders. Maybe one day when I’m old(er). 😮

  5. jen says:

    Just amazing flowers. Sort of reminds me of a beach umbrella..

    1. Heyjude says:

      That one is Gazania Rigens and it is quite eye-catching! Hadn’t thought about a beach umbrella, but I get your point!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are little beauties and last for ages throughout the summer months.

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