Gazania 'Kontiki Mix' is a dwarf, compact variety with large
flowers that remain open longer than other Gazania's. They are easy to
grow... providing the soil is well drained.
The 3" to 4"
flowers close each night, reopening the next morning providing the
sun is shining. On cloudy days... the flowers only partially open.
African Daisy flowers are excellent for cutting. Gazania's grown in containers
can be moved indoors to a sun room or sunny window before first
frost and held over until the following spring.
Plant Gazania Kontiki Mix in full sun in moist, fertile well drained soil in beds
or containers. Gazania's prefer moist soils... but are quite
drought tolerant. Poor drainage is most often the case of plant
failure. Space plants 6" to 12" apart depending on how
quickly you want the area to fill in. Fertilize monthly with a
balanced liquid fertilizer.
Potential pests ~ diseases: Root rot if kept to wet.