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New Day® Strawberry Shortcake Mix Gazania Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #51328-PK-P1
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The Largest Blooms Yet!

Stunning 4- to 5-inch blooms even thrive in salt spray, and are left alone by deer!

It's a New Day® indeed for the cut-flower lover with this exciting mix of all the glorious colors in the series, including the bicolors and stripes! Strawberry Shortcake Mix is a merry blend of the very best, boasting 4- to 5-inch daisies that hold up beautifully in garden and vase, and continue to arise on compact plants from late spring all the way into fall.

Versatile and very dependable, this lovely Treasure Flower can be grown in a container with airy grasses and trailing plants, or along the edge of the sunny border, or as groundcover for dry soil. The foliage is evergreen, the plant is compact and neat, and the bloom power is simply terrific in any sunny setting. And you get all the bright New Day® colors here: red, pink, white, rose, burgundy, yellow, all with a big golden eye!

And New Day® is very uniform, so you can expect every color in this series to reach about the same height and begin blooming within a week or two of one another, in late spring in most climates. They continue through summer on plants reaching just 8 to 10 inches high and 6 to 8 inches wide. They will even go into fall in mild and warm climates, the flowers closing up at night and on cloudy days, only to reopen, fresh and pretty, when the sun emerges again!

Native to South Africa, Gazania stands up to garden stresses that defeat many other plants. Actually a tender perennial hardy in zones 9-11, it sports foliage that will stay evergreen in warm climates and stands up to heat, humidity, drought, and even salt spray. (A great plant for the coast, it appreciates sandy soil in any climate.) Nibbling deer and rabbits tend to give Gazania a wide berth, so it can be grown in an open setting where wildlife grazes.

If you are growing New Day® in containers, bring them indoors before first fall frost and the flowers may continue as winter houseplants in a sunny window! If growing them in the garden, it is easy to root cuttings for new plants.

And New Day® is simple to start from seed. Start the seeds 4 to 6 weeks before the last scheduled spring frost, germinating them indoors in a Bio Dome or a tray. Plant them at a depth of 4 times the size of the seed. It is important to plant deep enough to keep the seed in darkness. Transplant when the seedlings have at least 2 sets of true leaves. If planting outdoors, sow to the same depth, just after the last frost. Have fun with this low-maintenance delight! Packet is 25 seeds.


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Genus Gazania
Species rigens
Variety New Day® Strawberry Shortcake Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone 9 - 11
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 10 in - 12 in
Plant Width 6 in - 8 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Mix, Multi-Color
Foliage Color Gray, Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Dry
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy, Poor, Clay
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Ground Cover, Baskets, Foliage Interest, Winter Interest

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 24, 2018

Love these plants

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Love these plants. Came up really well from seed and bloomed all summer. Need to keep moist, they dry out fast in the Texas heat. So pretty with all the different colors.

Sherri from TX
March 15, 2018

So many blooms!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I had great germination and the blooms won't stop! The plants are a rich green with rose and white bicolor blooms. The bees love them!

Meghan from FL

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