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Terracotta Gazania

Gazania krebsiana

Also known as

Gousblom, Botterblom, Rooi Gazania (Afr.), Treasure flower

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Terracotta Gazania Overview

A striking bright orange-red ground cover, the Terracotta Gazania is a hardy, excellent pioneer and a water wise garden plant. Highly adaptable to varying climates and conditions this plant is not only an ornamental plant, but also serves as a soil stabiliser. This flamboyant, and variable plant is the trademark of the unique, rocky country landscapes in Namaqualand and the pride of the flower route in South Africa. Being as versatile as it is, it is a great addition to almost any garden, particularly in South Africa. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Western Cape.

Common problems with Terracotta Gazania

Generally pest free. Diseases include Downy Mildew and Pythium Root Rot.

Terracotta Gazania Companion Plants

Plant along side Ursinia speciosa, U. cakilefolia, Dimorphotheca pluvialis, D. sinuata, Arctotis hirsuta, Felicia heterophylla, F. dubia, Senecio elegans, and S. arenarius. Other perennials are Arctotis stoechadifolia, A. aspera, Felicia ameloides, Osteospermum fruticosum

How to harvest Terracotta Gazania

Pick hairy fruits at own discretion to sow later on.

How to propagate Terracotta Gazania


Sowing time is in Autumn. Spacing is 200mm and sowing depth is shallow (2mm). Germination time is 3-4 days.


Heel cuttings in the spring or summer.

Special features of Terracotta Gazania

Attracts useful insects

Insects such as bees, bee flies, beetles, butterflies and ants. The monkey beetle congregates in the flowers to feed and mate.

Pot plant

Suitable for planting in containers provided it is planted in sunny areas and does not get too much water.

Drought resistant

Very drought tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping.

Attractive flowers

Extremely showy, bicolor flowers - with warm and bright flower colours, large flower size and extended flowering period.

Attracts bees


Other uses of Terracotta Gazania

Useful for summer bedding, pots and tubs (containers). Walls, rock garden, ground cover.


Wild and domesticated herbivores are very fond of these plants, and they are valuable for grazing.


Gazania krebsiana are very good colonisers, and are also regarded as very good soil stabilisers.


It is a popular garden plant. it is one of the parent plants for the numerous Gazania hybrids that are offered in many nurseries today. Gazania krebsiana makes a fantastic garden plant provided it is planted in a sunny area and does not get too much water.

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