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Herbsaceous Plants

Arabic Name

الجزانيا الفضي صنف يونيفلورا

Latin Name

Gazania rigens var. uniflora , Asteraceae

English Name

Trailing Gazania

The Trailing Gazania does not present as spectacular flowers as its relatives, but still makes one of the most useful perennials to have. It grows wild in South Africa and Mozambique; in Arriyadh, it is a very dependable groundcover. In parks and large gardens with adverse growing conditions such as dry, exposed sites, it performs better than other groundcovers. It grows prostrate and blankets the bare ground fairly quickly. The glabrous leaves are long and slender, appearing green in light shade, but somewhat silvery if fully exposed to sunlight. They persist in winter and withstand low temperatures and even light frosts, but they sometimes look poor in scorching heat. Drought is tolerated, but the plants appreciate occasional watering. In spring and summer, bright yellow flowers with centres in the same colour appear, measuring about 3 to 4 cm across. Removing spent flowers results in extra inflorescences. They close during the night and do not open on overcast days. After pollination, they develop fuzzy, white seeds. These readily germinate, but offspring may also be achieved by cuttings or division, when the stems root where they touch the soil. This Gazania is the ideal plant to grow over dry banks or to cascade over walls or edges of tubs. It may be clipped to shape, creating cutwork parterres. It is generally pest-free and resists diseases if good air circulation is possible. Flowers close if water is applied by sprinklers. On appropriate sites, the Trailing Gazania is almost maintenance-free.

General information

Family Name : Asteraceae
Origin: Mediterranean , Sub Tropical
Rainfall: Very Humid , Semi Humid , Semi Arid , Very Arid
Propagation: Cuttings , Division , Sowing and Pricking Out
Maintenance: Low
Planting Phase: Perennial

Environmental conditions

Urban Climate: Resistant
Desiccation: Vulnerable
Drought: Vulnerable
Irrigation: Medium
Salinity: Moderate < 3,000 ppm
Hardiness Zones: -6°C

Plant shape

Vigour: Normal Growth Rate
Height: From 0.2 m To 0.4 M
Expansion: From 0.4 To 0.7 M
Foliage: Evergreen

Flower

Colour: Yellow Bright
Size: From 3 To 4 CM
Flowering Period: From Early March Till Late June

Fruit

Type Of Fruit: Achene
Size: 0.3 CM

Location of Use :

Public Open Space , Pedestrian Precinct , Street Neighbour Planting , Rock Garden , Massed Planting , Hillside Planting , Container Planting , Hillside Stabilization , Park Planting , Steppe Garden , Private Garden , Extensive Roof Garden , Roof Garden , Tree Grille , Wadi Farm Garden , Urban Area , Edging Plants

Other choices :

Propagation by Runners , Ground Cover , Plant Used by ADA , Attractive to Bees , Attractive Flower

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