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 (gə-zā′nē-ə, -nyə)
Any of various plants of the genus Gazania of the composite family, native to southern Africa and widely cultivated for their bright orange, red, yellow, or white daisylike flower heads.

[New Latin, genus name, after Theodorus Gaza (c. 1400-1478), Byzantine humanist in Italy who translated the botanical work of Theophrastus into Latin.]


(Plants) any plant of the S African genus Gazania, grown for their rayed flowers in variegated colours; the flowers close in the afternoon: family Asteraceae. Also called: treasure flower
[named after Theodore of Gaza, (1398–1478), translator of the botanical treatises of Theophrastus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gazania - any plant of the genus Gazania valued for their showy daisy flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gazania - genus of tomentose tropical African herbs with milky sap
Gazania rigens, treasure flower - decumbent South African perennial with short densely leafy stems and orange flower rays with black eyespots at base
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Allam, who grows his stock himself, also recommends impatiens, gazanias and pansies, which, though requiring water every two days, bear bright blossoms that can liven up a balcony and still stand the heat of the season.
Most daisies revel in the sunshine so gazanias, argyranthemums and annual rudbeckia are perfect right now.
They included selections of aquilegias, begonias, China asters, more sweet williams and petunias, gazanias and the stunning rudbeckia "Cherokee Sunset".
Osteospermums and Gazanias can be potted and kept in the cold greenhouse.
Gazanias, ice plants, geraniums and birds of paradise head the list of plants from South Africa, where the coastal climate mimics our own.
If you're good at growing containers, try gazanias, rather than petunias, and sky- blue salvia patens, rather than scarlet bedding salvias.
ALL BRIGHT: Colourful containers and (inset) gazanias
For a more exotic hot tropical look go for red hot pokers (Kniphofia), lilies, the blue African lily (Agapanthus), gazanias and osteospermum.
Gazanias will persist in the garden for many years when summer water is sparse.
This list of plants includes many of those native to Australia and South Africa, including fortnight lilies, Kangaroo paws, gazanias, most succulents and geraniums.
To soften the long expanse of concrete block wall, lush-looking low-water-use plants were set in raised planter beds of varying heights; debris-free gazanias spilling down planter walls add color at pool level near the ramada.
PLANT pelargoniums, mesembryanthemums and gazanias on sunny window- sills.