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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-10 inches
Flower Color: red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Gazania, featuring red blooms, is a vibrant and sun-loving perennial native to South Africa, often treated as an annual in regions with cold winters. Gazanias, including varieties of Gazania rigens or Gazania splendens, are celebrated for their striking, daisy-like flowers and their remarkable drought resistance. The red-flowered gazanias offer a bold and bright addition to any garden, providing a rich contrast against the green foliage.

Growing to about 6 to 12 inches in height and spreading 6 to 10 inches wide, Gazanias form compact, low-growing mounds of narrow, green leaves, which may feature silvery or fuzzy undersides, adding textural interest to the foliage. The plant is particularly admired for its large, vivid flowers that come in a variety of colors, with the red varieties delivering a powerful visual impact. The blooms generally open in response to sunlight and close at night or during overcast weather.

Adapted to thrive in full sun, Gazanias are ideal for well-draining soils and excel in conditions where many other plants might struggle. They are notably drought-tolerant once established, making them perfect for xeriscapes, rock gardens, and coastal settings. Regular watering helps to maintain vibrant blooms but overwatering should be avoided.

In landscaping, Gazanias are commonly used in borders, as ground covers, or in containers and hanging baskets where their colorful displays can be easily appreciated. They are also effective in attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the garden's ecological diversity.

Overall, red Gazanias are a stunning and low-maintenance choice for gardeners seeking to introduce long-lasting color, texture, and resilience to sunny areas of their garden. Their drought tolerance, ease of care, and bold blooms make them a favored choice for creating vibrant and sustainable landscapes.

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