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Gazania 'Daybreak'
Scientific Name: Gazania rigens cv. 'Daybreak' (L.) Gaertn.
Family: Asteraceae
Gazania 'Daybreak' (Gazania  rigens cv. 'Daybreak')
A pinkish Gazania 'Daybreak', they come in many colors and stripes
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: Perennial zone 8-24
USDA: Perennial 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

Heat Tolerance: Good, but does better with late afternoon shade, water once a week at least in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 8 inches tall (20 cm), 10 inches wide clumps (25 cm)

Watering Needs: Occasional summer watering

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in late summer, clump division

The Daybreak series have won many awards. They have very big flowers, and an early and long blooming season. In Phoenix, they overwinter well if not kept wet. Keep them in light sandy soil, water them occasionally once established, and fertilize them twice a year. If you shear the flowers every month or so to get rid of spent flowers, it is a pleasant and effortless ground cover.

Blooming Habits:
The 3-4 inches flowers (7-10 cm) come in all kind of colors. They close at night and during cloudy weather, so they are not usable as cut flowers. Although they seem to come in greater quantity in spring, they are there year around.

Fruiting Habits:

Start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last frost, or sow them direct as soon as the soil can be worked in spring.

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