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take a trip on this - love photographing these even though they are a weed in parts of Australia.

 

Most Gazania species and cultivars are low-growing, near-evergreen, clump-forming or carpeting plants. They quickly develop into small clumps of narrow lance-shaped leaves that can be downy and lobed near the base, often with lighter colored undersides. Their showy flowers, which appear throughout the warmer months, are large, brightly colored, often interestingly marked, and the ray florets tend to be darker at the base, with a contrastingly colored central disc. The species usually have yellow or orange flowers, but the garden forms are available in a wide color range.

Cultivation

 

Most gazanias tolerate very little frost and dislike wet winters, but they are otherwise easily grown in any sunny position with light, gritty, well-drained soil. They thrive in coastal gardens. Deadhead frequently to encourage flower production. Propagate annuals from seed; the perennials may also be divided or can be grown from basal cuttings.

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Taken on August 5, 2012