Thursday, 29 May 2014


Gazania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa. They produce large, daisy-like composite flowers in brilliant shades of red, pink, yellow and orange, over a long period in summer. They are often planted as drought-tolerant ground-cover.

The gazania flower, named for the 15th century Greek-Italian scholar Theodorus of Gaza, is a low maintenance flower that will brighten up hard-to-landscape spaces. Butterflies will flock to these prolific summer bloomers and the flowers will last well into the Autumn, until the frosts appear.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. WOW!!! I would love to see this! I went on a band trip with my son in 2010 to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and they had several mass plantings, but nothing on this scale. These are absolutely gorgeous!


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