Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn.

Treasure-flower


Family: Compositae

Genus: Gazania

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 12" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Flowers on 10" stems, daisy-like, orange rays with orange to brown centers. Does not like hot humid summers. Grown as an annual in much of the US.

Gorteria with winged leaves. The leaflets are equal, ovate, rolled back at the edges, hairy, and white beneath : petals of the ray large, of a gold-colour, and elegantly marked at the base. Stem herbaceous. (Bot. Repos. - Gorteria pavonia)

History: 

Published in Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 451 in 1791.

Native to Mozambique and South Africa.

Gazania pavonia R.Br. 1813 is a synonym.

Gorteria pavonia Andrews is also a synonym, published in Bot. Repos. 8: 523 in 1808 - It was introduced from the Cape of Good Hope by G. Hibbert, esq. about the year 1804...


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