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Gazania 'Daybreak Garden Sun' (Daybreak Series)

treasure flower 'Daybreak Garden Sun'

'Daybreak Garden Sun' is a spreading plant to 20cm, with narrow dark green leaves, white-hairy beneath, and orange-yellow flowers 8cm across, with a dark zone near the centre

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Orange Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
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

Accepted

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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
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • 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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