Gazanias in bloom

From tropical and southern Africa, there are about 16 species of such annuals and perennials. The name gazania comes from the medieval scholar Theodore of Gaza who lived from 1398-1478. They like full sun and sandy soil. Some varieties close up when there’s no sun but there is a Daybreak series that remains open even in cloudy weather. There are many many kinds of gazania.

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