Gazania rigens
   compleat botanica    plants    specimen names    Specimen (Ga - Ga)   
This page was created using standard templates and sample data from
The Compleat Botanica.

Learn how you can publish your own plant pictures and plant-related data using
The Compleat Botanica.









Gazania rigens

treasure flower

  family compositae 
  genus gazania 

More specimen entries
[prev]  [gazania rigens]  [Next]


Genus  Gazania Species  rigens Variety  Cultivar  Common names  gazania   treasure flower Family  COMPOSITAE Specimen number  S11353 Data source  HtZn p118;Xeri p276
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 4" Overall spread  1'
Sunshine  Various Water  No extra water Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Gazania rigens can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit. Gazania (also known as treasure flower) needs summer days with high heat. This plant requires no extra water once established.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It requires warm days for good production. Gazania rigens is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gazania rigens has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Gazania (locally known in some parts as treasure flower) has daisy-like blossoms that open in the sun and close at night or when cloudy. Most often the flowers occur in either orange or yellow, with an accent in gold.

Page 2054 of 4998

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


  Order your copy here