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Gerbera jamesonii (Gerbera Daisy)

Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, Barberton Daisy, Gerber Daisy


Deservedly popular throughout the world, Gerbera jamesonii (Gerbera Daisy) is an elegant, upright, evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual, forming a basal rosette of tongue-shaped, dark green, lobed leaves, 10 in. long (25 cm). Blooming anytime of the year (as perennial) with peaks in early summer and late fall, ravishing single or semi-double daisy-like flowers, up to 4-5 in. across (10-12 cm), are borne singly atop slim yet sturdy, naked stems well above the foliage. The flowers are available in a wide range of colors, including red, yellow, orange, white and pastel colors.

Gerbera jamesonii is one of the most popular ornamental flowers in the world, both as a cut flower and as a pot plant. Grown in gardens throughout the world, it is wonderful for creating a dazzling display for months.

  • Grows up to 24 in. tall (60 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Welcomes some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Excellent drainage is critical. Water deeply and let the soil become nearly dry before watering again. Fertilize monthly for best flower production.
  • Gerbera is a lovely addition to beds and borders or containers. Great for edging too.
  • Remove dead flowers regularly to encourage further flowering. When cutting flowers for arrangements, slit the bottom inch of the stem before placing it in water.
  • No serious insect or disease problems. Keep an out for aphids, leaf miners, whiteflies, powdery mildew, leaf spot or root rot.
  • Propagate by seed, division in early spring or by basal cuttings, or heel cuttings from side shoots, in summer. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors after the last frost date. To avoid rot, keep the root crown slightly above the soil level.
  • Native to South Africa.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Gerbera - Gerbera Daisies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Gerbera - Gerbera Daisies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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