"Treasure flower petals have black dots at the base near the pollen, making it easy to tell it apart from daisies. You will only see this in the day time, since the flowers will close up at night and will even hide away when the weather isn't bright enough. The plant thrives in dry, rocky environments.
The daisy follows soft the sun,
And when his golden walk is done,
Sits shyly at his feet.
He, waking, finds the flower near.
""Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?""
""Because, sir, love is sweet!""
— Emily Dickinson
Gazania rigens is cultivated for the brilliant yellow blooms which appear on blue-grey foliage in the late spring and throughout the summer. Gazania was named after the Greek theologian, Theodore of Gaza. In fact, the word “gaza” means riches in Greek, and this association may have led to the nickname of treasure flower.
The uniform treasure flower’s tongue-shape petal is novel, and also looks like a face. Its flowers open to the sun and close after sunset, which is very interesting.
I'm proud of you.
10 cm to 50 cm
10 cm to 50 cm
Inflorescence 7 cm to 10 cm
Coastal dunes, roadsides, gardens
Treasure flower is commonly planted in flowerbeds. Gardeners appreciate this plant for its showy, unique blooms which have bright colors and uniquely marked petals. They are versatile as a landscape plant, offering edging to paths or a pop of color in xeriscape, rock, and Mediterranean gardens. They also do well as fillers between shrubs, and complement California poppies and Pentas.
Growing Treasure flower is easy as long as you can give them what they need.
Moisture-loving, keep the soil moist but do not let water accumulate.
Fertilization once a month during the growing season.
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.
Late spring, Summer, Autumn
Needs excellent drainage in pots"