GAZANIA linearis Colorado Gold®

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Pure seed GAZANIA linearis  Colorado Gold® Portion(s) (Image Rights)

GAZANIA linearis Colorado Gold®

Treasure Flower
Select Item No. GA058

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Distinction: Plant Select, contact Plant Select for legal use of ® names.
Special Features: Cold hardy in dry winter conditions and drought tolerant. Long flowering.
Historical: Distinguished in 1998 as a Plant Select for the Rocky Mountains and Plains States/USA.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: golden yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: glossy, lanceolate, dark green
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
400
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing Time Hint: Best sowing for early flowering December to February, at the latest end of March.
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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