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While there are over 15 species of gazania grown in modern gardens today, there are four common types from which many hybrids have been developed.
Sunabout produces fully double honey colored flowers, and has a matting growth habit that makes it coveted for ground covers.
Sunset Jane is another double variety. Bred in Australia, it is known for its profusion of blooms and disease resistance.
Montezuma is the gazania known for its striking blooms of brown and orange, and its unique striped patterns with creamy tips.
Avalon is a compact hybrid which has single yellow followers with a circle of white spots towards the center.
Gazanias are grown for the brilliant colour of their flower which appear in the late spring and early summer. They prefer a sunny position and are tolerant of dryness and poor soils.
A commonly grown variety is the Trailing Gazania (Gazania rigensGazania rigensGazania rigens is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa.The species occurs in South Africa and Mozambique…
var. leucolaena). They are commonly used as groundcovers and can be planted en masse to cover large areas or embankments, assisted by their fast growth rate. CultivarCultivarA cultivar…
s of this variety include ‘Sunburst’, ‘Sunglow’ and ‘Sunrise Yellow’
Another popular cultivated variety is the Clumping Gazania (Gazania rigens Gazania rigensGazania rigens is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa.The species occurs in South Africa and Mozambique) which has a number of named cultivars including ‘Aztec’, ‘Burgundy’, ‘Copper King’, ‘Fiesta Red’, ‘Goldrush’ and ‘Moonglow’.
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