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Gerbera daisy

Gerbera jamesonii

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Gerbera daisy is part of the Gerbera genus. Its scientific name is Gerbera jamesonii.

The mature flowers are of a double form.

It is a flower / herb that typically grows as an annual/perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more.

Gerbera daisy is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.96 cm (1.98 feet).

This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Gerbera daisy is a great choice.

Popular varieties of Gerbera daisy with home gardeners are Red, Jaguar Mix, Bicolor orange, Cartwheel strawberry twist and Revolution Yellow Green Centre.

Gerbera daisy is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Gerbera daisy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Gerbera daisy

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Dig up gerbera daisies in autumn every other year, when weather and repeated irrigation causes the crown to sink under the surface of the soil.1

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water often. Use Zone 8 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Gerbera daisy is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Gerbera daisy to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Gerbera daisy from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Gerbera daisy about 77 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Gerbera daisy

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Gerbera daisy is a half hardy plant.

How long does Gerbera daisy take to grow?

These estimates for how long Gerbera daisy takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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When should I plant Gerbera daisy?

Our when to plant Gerbera daisy estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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When to sow The number of days to sow Gerbera daisy before or after your last frost date.
77 days before Last Frost Date

Gerbera daisy Folklore & Trivia

5th most cut flower

Other names for Gerbera daisy

Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy, Barberton Daisy, Gerber Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii Bolus ex Hook. f.

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