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DESCRIPTION: Large, bi-colour orange, purple, white, red, and yellow blooms brushed with deep purple on a nicely mounded, heat tolerant plant; this long blooming variety is excellent for garden beds or containers
BOTANICAL NAME: Gazania 'New Day Mix'
GROUP/CLASS: New Day Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 25 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 20 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Orange, purple, white, red and yellow with yellow eyes
FLOWERING TIME: Early spring to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
New Day Gazania features bold colours of daisy flowers with gold eyes and deep purple highlights at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
New Day Gazania is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
New Day Gazania is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
New Day Gazania will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
New Day Gazania is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.