Treasure Flower (Gazania rigens)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Annual

Treasure Flower
Gazania rigens

Ganazia 'Daybreak Orange'
Ganazia 'Daybreak Orange'
 
Features
Striking daisy flowers on a neat, compact plant. Tolerant of drought conditons. Good as garden plants or in containers. Foliage also a colorful silver gray and adds to the overall look. 
 
Culture
Full sun in soils that are very well-drained and low in fertility. 
 
Cultivars
  • 'Ministar' series
  • 'Klondyke' series
  • 'Daybreak' series
  • 'Kiss' series
 
 
Mature Height
10-14 Inches
 
Size
Small
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Tender Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Orange
White
Yellow
 
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Herbicide Injury


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

High humidity and overwatering in poorly drained soils are the biggest reason for failure and poor performance

 
Additional Notes
The shorter cultivars tend to hold up better under humid conditions.

 

 
Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic