• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Gazania 'Michael'

Treasure flower 'Michael'

Treasure flower 'Michael'

© � RHS 1996

  • Other common names Treasure flower 'Michael'

  • Genus Gazania can be annuals or evergreen perennials, of spreading habit, with lobed lance-shaped leaves and showy daisy-like flowers which close in dull weather

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Species 'Michael' is a tender spreading perennial to 25cm in height, with narrow foliage silvery beneath, and bright yellow flowers with a red-brown and olive-green zone at the base of the rays

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Flowers close when shaded. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Will survive winter outdoors in mild areas. Water in prolonged dry spells

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings taken from the base of shoots in late summer and kept in frost free conditions over winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead regularly

Pests Generally pest free except for aphids when overwintered indoors

Diseases Generally disease free except for glasshouse grey mould when overwintered indoors

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