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Gazania
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Gazania sp.

Synonyms --

Popular name - Gazania.

Distribution and Habitat - genus includes 16 species originating in South Africa.

Description - herbaceous annual or perennial. Strain decumbenta - upward, often is wood based. Leaves alternate, entire or pinnate-sectors. Capital solitary and axillary. Involucre with bractei placed on 2-3 lines. Flowers tubular, orange. Ligula sterile flowers, yellow-orange, top with 4 teeth. Receptacle convex or flat. Acorn obovoide, densely-hairy.

Growth rate - slowly.

Tolerances - drought, pollution and salinity.

Requirements - land trails, sandy, well-drained, sunny exhibitions.

Management - is regularly wet periods of drought.

Propagation - by seeds. Seeds is sown in the glasshouse at 15 to 18 ͦ C, germinate after 7-10 days. Planting is finally back after last ericolul of frost. Are planted at 25-30 cm distance between plants.

Natural partners and Garden - Lobelia erinus, Lysimachia sp..

Cultivars and varieties - 'Aztec Queen', 'Colorama' with flowers 10 cm diameter, 'Fiesta Red' with red-orange flowers; 'Emerald Fire' with colored flowers, the petals emerald green, 'Moon Glow' with double flowers , 'Sunglow' yellow flowers.

Properties and Uses - ornamental plants for gardens, borders or as a species of flower.

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