Aug29 Gazania and Godetia Posted on August 29, 2015 by heretherebespiders Standard Gazania: Godetia (Clarkia amoena), also known as farewell-to-spring: Since they live in the same planter, I thought they should share a post. Share the lurve!TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
I don’t know which I like better. Though the Gazania are all but heraldic, which tweaks my medieval bone.
Oo, they are! Never saw them that way before.
Love the Gazanias. Another South African indigenous flower. I have all these colours and then some. I took to collecting seed a while back and have been planting the little ”sproutlings ” ever since.
I am soon to plant out around 100 new ones.
My first one doesn’t seem to have gone to seed – the bloom-stem has collapsed and the seed head is now a bit mouldy looking. I might have to hope they over-winter, instead.
Don’t know if they over winter.
If the bloom stem doesn’t fully open ( to disperse seeds) I guess you could pluck the bloom and dry out the seeds?
The first one – it’s still there in my pics – has gone all wilted and soft at the stem. And mouldy. I didn’t take it off, but I don’t think it was pollinated at all. Probably freaked the local critters out and they had no idea how to have inter-species sex with it!
These almost look like painted silk – but they are actually growing as in with dirt. What unique beauties.
The gazania? It is pretty amazing. A new favourite for sure. They are native to S Africa – they could possibly make it in Texas!