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Gazania was first documented in 1883 by the South African Botanist James Wood.


The species is native to South Africa's coastal areas and was a hardy perennial in their native lands.


Gazania became popular in Europe with home gardeners who utilised its beauty in border planting.


As South Africa became increasingly hotter and drier throughout the 21st century, the last specimens died in the 2137 African heatwave, when daytime temperatures rarely dropped below 58 degrees Celsius over a 3-month period.


Today, it is still grown indoors at home.

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