Gazania is a genus of flowering plants
in the family Asteraceae and it comes from Southern Africa.
It can be found in Romania
or in Europe as well. There are about 17
species of this plant. They are widely used as ornamental garden plants.
Gazania plants appear in the late spring and early summer. They prefer sunny
places and are tolerant of dryness and poor soils just as Sun-Flower. A
commonly grown variety is the Trailing Gazania. They are commonly used as
groundcovers and can be planted en masse to cover large areas or embankments,
assisted by their fast growth rate. Another popular cultivated variety is the
Clumping Gazania which has a number of named cultivars including “Aztec”,
“Burgund”, “Copper King”, “Fiesta Red”, “Goldrush” and ”Moonglow”.