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Gerbera Daisy

Botanical Name
Gerbera jamesonii
Min Zone
8
Max Zone
10
Height
12 to 18 inches
Width
9 to 12 inches
Flowers
Early summer to fall: bronze yellow disks surrounded by orange, red, pink, salmon, yellow or cream rays
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Benefits from afternoon shades in hot summer climates
  • Provide good drainage to prevent root and stem rot
  • Performs best with warm days followed by cool nights
  • Deadhead to maintain appearance and promote flowering
  • Can be overwintered in a cool, frost-free location with bright light and only enough water to prevent the soil from completely drying out
  • Can be grown from seed, germination occurs in 1 to 2 weeks at 70°F
  • Where winter hardy, plants can be carefully divided in spring
Problems
Gray mold, powdery mildew, anthracnose, thrips, mites, aphids, whiteflies, leaf miners
Varieties
  • Flori Line Maxi Lilac - 4 inch lavender-pink blooms, 12 inch tall
  • Garvinea Classic Jasmina - coral-pink petals, 16 inches tall and wide
  • Karoo - 5 inch flowers holding pink to cream petals, 18 inches tall and wide
  • Volcanoes - large orange blooms, 18 inches tall and wide
  • Garvinea Sweet Smile - 3.5 inch golden yellow petals, 14 inches tall

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