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Gerbera Daisy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Gerbera

 

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera daisies are popular garden plants for their bright and cheerful daisy-like flowers sized anywhere from 2 to 5 inches across. There are many gerbera daisy cultivars available. Choose a variety that is compact, as flower stems will be sturdier on compact plants.

 
plant Features
  • Gerbera Daisy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Gerbera Daisy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Gerbera Daisy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Gerbera Daisy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Gerbera Daisy

Latin name

Gerbera

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Gerbera Daisy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Gerbera Daisy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Gerbera Daisy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Gerbera Daisy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Gerbera Daisy is 0.35meters x 0.50meters 0.35 M 0.50 M

Gerbera

Gerbera daisies are popular garden plants for their bright and cheerful daisy-like flowers sized anywhere from 2 to 5 inches across. There are many gerbera daisy cultivars available. Choose a variety that is compact, as flower stems will be sturdier on compact plants.


Propogation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Growing gerbera daisy plants is possible from seed, seedlings or division. Seed is the cheapest method, but seeds must be sown immediately as they lose viability quickly after opening. Keep in mind seeds may also not be true to form. Growing from seedlings or divided plants is easier and you can be sure what the flower type will be. If you have older plants, the crowns can be lifted and divided in early spring. Remove lower leaves and replant immediately.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plants thrive in a position with full sun and sandy soil. A little compost added at planting will encourage good flower growth. With newly sown seeds, a well-draining propagation mix is a must, as is bright indirect light. Crown rot is a common problem with gerbera daisies, which is caused by planting the crowns too deeply. The crown should be visible above the soil and allowed to dry out between each watering.

 
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