Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
Photo: Big Kiss Yellow Flame Gazania, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm Greenhouse #3, Burlington, ON, May 12, 2010
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2006. Available May 2022, in 4" pots.

  • Description

    Winter Hardiness: Annual (can take a light frost)
    Light Requirements: Full sun - bright shade sun

    Where to plant: best in the ground, small containers

    Height: 8" - 10"

    Width: 8" - 10"

  • Garden Performance
    Gazanias have large, daisy-like flowers on short, sturdy stems  which form full, beautifully mounded plants. Available in many colours, gazanias will bloom all summer long. These durable, drought-tolerant, plants will excel in that hot corner of your garden. Known in Mexico as 'Dormilonas' ('sleepy heads') because the blooms close at dusk and on cloudy days!

  • Growing Guide
    Gazanias are low maintenance, and forgive neglect. Although not necessary, occasional deadheading improves their appearance and encourages new blooms. The occasional touch of all purpose fertilizer helps keep the blooms producing. Do not over water!

  • Colours and Varieties
    Gazanias come in a variety of colours, primarily in the yellows and oranges, solid or striped ("flame"). Big Kiss has slightly large blooms.

    Big Kiss Orange
    Big Kiss Orange Flame
    Big Kiss Red
    Big Kiss White (new 2017)
    Big Kiss White Flame
    Big Kiss Yellow
    Big Kiss Yellow Flame