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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.]
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(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]
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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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Below, this shallow bowl features pink hydrangea, yellow Gazania 'Jupiter' and Polemonium Bressingham Purple.
Zonal and ivy-leaved pelargoniums, argyranthemum, verbena, scaevola, gazania and osteospermum do best in full sun.
Above, the second shallow bowl option has been created by using a pink hydrangea alongside yellow Gazania 'Jupiter' and Polemonium Bressingham Purple
Surrounded by echeveria, Fesfuca glauca 'Elijah Blue', Gazania leucolaena 'Pink', and Leptospermum /aevigarum 'Reevesii', these DIY stepping stones are an experiment in concrete mulch, covering ground and suppressing weeds while allowing water to permeate.
What else can stand the heat: Ornamental pepper, zinnia, gazania, moss rose, purslane and euphorbia, to name a few.
If you must use annuals, which are notoriously thirsty, keep them in pots rather than borders and go for ones which can withstand drier situations such as pelargoniums, gazania and osteospermum.
Much of this is generated by mesembryanthemum and gazania. Most of the Karoo Estate is preserved for native species, with succulents being a significant part of them.
Know what plants can thrive Perennials which can be grown in a seaside setting include achillea, crocosmia, eryngium (sea holly), echinops (globe thistle), sedum, heuchera (coral flower), euphorbia, gazania, scabiosa.
The previous owner was Gazania Investments Two Hundred and Forty Two (Proprietary) Ltd.
On 19 June 2015, an agreement for the sale of the remaining 10% of Gazania's license ownership was finalized.
The flowers put on display included Gypsophila, Gamolepis, Acroclinium, Anchusa, Ageratum, Aster, Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Calendula, Candytuft, Corn Flower, Cineraria, Clarkia, Dianthus, Dimorphotheca, English Daisy, Gazania, and Helichrysum.