Gerbera Daisy - please refer to plant caretag for specific variety information
Colours - Many bright colours.
Flowering period - Blooms from early summer until autumn.
Features - Elegant daisies bearing brightly coloured flowers on strong, slightly curved stems above slumps of unique foliage.
Spacing - Plant 12" to 15" apart (30 - 38 cm)
Height - Grows 10" to 12" tall (25 - 30 cm)
Soil and water - Best in rich, moist and well drained soil. Use a soil with good aeration. Water as needed.
Light requirements - Plant in full sun or part shade.
Best use - Excellent cut flowers. Harvest when fully open. Attractive in borders, containers and garden beds.
Growing tips - Plant in garden after threat of frost has passed. Not hardy, grow as an annual. Water 2 to 3 times per week until established. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Fertilize every 2 to 3 weeks with an all purpose water soluble fertilizer. Remove finished blooms at base of plant to encourage new blooms.
Planning your garden
For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan
• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)
• Arrange plants according to their height
• Arrange according to plant form and texture
• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming
• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations
Select an autumn flower
Click on a flower from the list below to see a photo and find lots of growing and plant care tips.