Although Gazanias and Gomphrenas are commonly found in flower gardens, many people lack a familiarity with what they are and how to grow them. Both flowers are relatively low maintenance plants, which flourish in places with full sun and are tolerant of droughts. Likewise, they are both good for planting in containers as well as for groundcover.
Gazanias (sometimes referred to as “treasure flowers”) come in several species, differing primarily in color, and are known to attract birds. They typically bloom from Summer to Fall. Gazanias can be either annuals or perennials, depending upon the specific type.
Gomphrenas also come in numerous species and colors and attract butterflies. They typically bloom for the first time around June, and can continue to through the first frost. Gomphrenas grow to be around one to two feet tall by up to a foot wide. Gomphrenas are annuals.
Both of these plants are excellent additions to any flower garden due to their vibrancy and color. They are also ideal for people looking to attract birds or butterflies to their garden. Now is the perfect time to plant for a long blooming season, so be sure to buy soon. If you’re interested in adding either of these beautiful plants to your garden, we still have both available!
Below: Gomphrena (left) and Gazanias (right)