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Gerbera jamesonii

Common Name: African Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, Barberton Daisy, Gerber Daisy.

This is a very popular daisy and often used as a cut flower. Also very decorative in the garden border. The plant was named after the German botanist Traugott Gerber (1710-1743).

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Plant in sandy well-drained soil in full sun.
Gerberas are extremely popular as cut flowers, but is also grown in containers and in the garden border. It is also often used indoors as a house plant.
They flower throughout the summer until flowering stops in late autumn.
Some of them have long flower stems and they can grow up to 24 in (60 cm) tall and the size of the flowerheads can be up to 4 in (= 10 cm) across.
The colour range includes yellow, orange, white, pink and red. The central disc of the flower is usually green, but can also be red or even black.
It’s a tender perennial, which means it’s not frost hardy. USDA Hardiness zones: 9-11.
Gerberas are attractive to birds, bees and butterflies. There are 4 forms of gerbera daisies. The most common are the single flowers with the green centres. There are also doubles and crested doubles which have a green, black, or dark red eye. The doubles have overlapping rows of petals, whereas the crested doubles have two rows of overlapping petals.