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Gazania rigens 'New Day Yellow Improved'

Treasure Flower

Gazania New Day Yellow Imp. blooms bright yellow flowers with a dark brown center rim. The plant habit is compact, but the flower power is anything but. It loves the heat and dry, well-drained locations. No problem using in rock gardens or on borders around driveways and sidewalks. Works well in baskets, containers, as ground cover, or as an accent plant in any sunny spot in need of color. Butterflies will flock to their large, bright blooms. 

Height: 8-10 Inches

Spread: 6-8 Inches

USDA Zone: Zones 9-10

Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes:

New Day Gazanias will thrive in a full-sun location that has well-drained soil. If planted in a location the receives shade, your blooms may close for that portion of the day.  Deadheading the plants will increase the bloom time. Insects that may impact Gazanias include aphids mites, thrips and whiteflies.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

New Day Gazanias will thrive in a full-sun location that has well-drained soil. If planted in a location the receives shade, your blooms may close for that portion of the day.  Deadheading the plants will increase the bloom time. Insects that may impact Gazanias include aphids mites, thrips and whiteflies.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Heat Tolerant
  • Daisy Flower
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Compact
  • Cut Flower

Design Use:

  • Window Boxes
  • Container
  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Mass Planting
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Cut Flower
  • Ground Cover
  • Edging

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Mid Green

Habit:

  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Dry

Vigor:

  • Compact