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BeddingHerbaceous Perennial

Gazania 'Bridget'

'Bridget' is a spreading, evergreen perennial to 30cm with dark, greyish-green foliage and brilliant orange, daisy-like flowers with a dark brown centre, in summer and early autumn

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Brown Orange Green Grey Silver
Autumn Brown Orange Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Gazania can be annuals or evergreen perennials, of spreading habit, with lobed lance-shaped leaves and showy daisy-like flowers which close in dull weather

Name status

Unresolved

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Flowers close when shaded. Will survive winter outdoors in mild areas. Water in prolonged dry spells

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings taken from the base of shoots in late summer and kept in frost-free conditions over winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required. Deadhead regularly

Pests

Generally pest free except for aphids when overwintered indoors

Diseases

Generally disease-free but may be susceptible to glasshouse grey moulds when overwintered indoors

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