Common name: Treasure flower
Native to: Southern Africa
Gazania can be annuals or evergreen perennials, of spreading habit, with lobed lance-shaped leaves and showy daisy-like flowers of a range of colours from white, red to orange, yellow and pink, which close in dull weather. Spreading tender perennial with narrow, glossy green leaves white beneath, and bright light yellow flowers to 6.5cm across, each ray with an olive-green zone at the base.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: No flowers
Foliage: Evergreen, narrow glossy leaves
Growth habit: Clump forming
Hardiness: Hardy and fairlydrought resistant
Height: Up to 40 cm
Spread: Up to 0.5 metres
Soil requirements: Well-drained soils.
Uses: Drought-resistant and wind-resistant this plant thrives in a poor, well-drained soil but needs full sun for the flowers to open and no damp. Work well in flower borders and beds as well as container plants.