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Gazania linearis

 
Gazania linearis
treasure flower

Common name treasure flower
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers yellow (early summer)
Size 6"
Light sun
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Yellow daisies from a tuft of dark-green strap-shaped leaves. Hardy relative of the tender daisies we used to grow as annuals way back when we started gardening. I remember the bunnies were especially fond of them, complicating the process of planting them out in spring; so far, I haven't noticed the same preference for these hardier ones. Our 2009 seedlings bloomed in the summer of that same year, but did not return in spring of 2010. They were planted in a reasonably well-drained area, so I'm not sure what became of them.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 5d; roots were already long at 5d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 3-8d)


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