Gazania Red Shades Gazania Rigens is a tender, half-hardy, flowering perennial plant native to South Africa. This popular garden flower is often grown as an annual in colder climates, and it is a good idea to start Gazania Red Shades seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, so the seedling can be later transplanted to a garden. Commonly called Treasure Flower, Gazania Red Shades variety grows 10 inches tall forming dense clumps of attractive dark-green, silvery foliage and blooming non-stop with absolutely stunning, large, ruby-red, daisy-like flowers that provide an impressive summer display and attract bees and butterflies.
Gazania Red Shades is perfect for container and border displays, and because of its compact, clumping growth Treasure Flower makes a fabulous flowering ground cover for sunny, hot locations. The vivid red color of this Gazania flowers will bright up any landscape application including rock and cottage gardens, patios and window boxes. Gazania Rigens seeds do not need any special treatment before planting, and the seeds germinate in 2 weeks on average. Treasure Flower grows best in full sun and average, well-drained, light, loose soil resisting drought and heat.
Height: 10 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 8-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter (Indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring In Zones 8-11(Outdoors)
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days