• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Gazania 'Daybreak Garden Sun' (Daybreak Series)

treasure flower 'Daybreak Garden Sun'

treasure flower 'Daybreak Garden Sun'

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  • Other common names treasure flower 'Daybreak Garden Sun'

  • 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

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Details '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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Drought-resistant and wind-resistant this plant thrives in a poor, well-drained soil but needs full sun for the flowers to open and no damp.

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Dead-heading will promote continuous flowering

Pests Under glass, can get glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, glasshouse leafhopper, thrips, vine weevil and leaf-mining flies.

Diseases May be affected by glasshouse grey mould

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