summer to frost
4 to 6 in.
8 to 10 in.
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 9,000 ft.
Colorado Gold gazania is a winter hardy, low growing perennial flower. It has thin, strappy leaves that form a deep green, glossy mound.
Bright, shiny yellow flowers start to appear in early summer and continue throughout the growing season. Peak bloom is in May. The flowers open early in the morning, closing at the end of the day or during inclement weather.
It self-seeds easily, so it can fill in an area over time.
Colorado Gold gazania performs consistently well at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden and other landscapes throughout the Colorado Springs area. Since it self-seeds readily, it requires some weeding to keep it under control. The seedlings are easily to pull since they have a single taproot.
Little to no maintenance is required for this plant. Since it self-seeds easily, seedlings may need to be weeded out from areas where they are not desired.