Botanical name: Gazania "Lemon Star"
Photo from: Parva Plants
Information supplied by:
Kate Jacobsen D.I.P.Soc,P.F.A.
Coromandel Town, NZ
Family name: asteraceae
Common name: Gazania/Blackeyed Susan
From tropical Southern Africa the Gazania is a really "old" cottage garden plant.
Many gardeners, myself included, when remembering its hot orange and terra-cotta bright yellow colours, I think not for me. It has naturalised well round old towns and has become the mainstay of many hot dry areas and also as a sand stabiliser in many beach gardens.
Last year Parva Plants introduced Gazania "Lemon Star". This plant gave both ourselves and garden visitors so much pleasure last year that I can't recommend it too highly. A beautiful lemon/cream/green flower on a plant which fors a soft cushion of colour. If like me you are a 'tints, tones, & shades' person you will love it. We planted ours at the base of a clump of 'Platts Black' flax and it spilled over well, softening the edge of the drive beautifully.
For something different, really tough that forms a light restful area for the eye or as a transition area instead of perhaps grey stachys in a herbaceous border, try this Gazania "Lemon Star". I am sure you will love its performance.
No florist potential as Gazanias do not pick.
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