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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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Some have specific hosts such as the leaf miner fly that affects chrysanthemums, gazanias, Senecio cineraria and argyranthemums.
Gazanias are largely the same, though they like things a little warmer.
And there is plenty of bedding available in more vibrant, zesty oranges and yellows such as marigolds, gazanias, zinnias and, of course, begonias.
Most daisies revel in the sunshine so gazanias, argyranthemums and annual rudbeckia are perfect right now.
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.
uk) NEGLECT Gazanias are a good choice for containers on a sunny patio and will last a couple of weeks on neglect.
Use a heated propagator to sow half-hardy annuals and other bedders like antirrhinums, African marigolds, begonias, gazanias and lobelias ?
Use a heated propagator to sow half-hardy annuals and other bedding plants including antirrhinums, African marigolds, Begonia semperflorens, gazanias and lobelias.
These include bird of paradise, clivia, daylily, gazanias, Kahili ginger, moraea iris, and Shasta daisies.
The dahlias, celosias, salvias, portulacas, gazanias and others take longer to produce a viable plant.