Scientific nameA bright orange daisy with a dark brown almost black tip at the base of each petal making a ring at the centre of the looking plant. Leaves are bright green, erect and narrow.
All Gazania species and cultivars are easy to establish by mixing the hairy fruits with sand to obtain a better distribution and planting them directly in loosened soil. After sowing, the soil must be irrigated immediately to ensure that the seeds come in close contact with the soil for germination purposes. The seeds germinate after 4-6 days. Alternatively, sow fruits first into a sandy medium and cover slightly with sand to a depth of 2 mm. Water daily using a fine water spray and keep in a sheltered environment. As soon as the seedlings are strong enough, they may be planted in the garden. The seeds are sown in April.
This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
It provides food for:
Gazania pectinata is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos