Gerbera, Gerbera Daisy
Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy, Barberton Daisy
Name in Latin: Asteraceae
Name in English: Aster Daisy, Sunflower Family
Origin: South Africa
Growth Habit: tender perennial plan, herbaceous
Flower:They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours.
Blooming Period: available year round (Vancouver)
Leaf: basal rosette: petided , oblong- spatulate: deeply lobed
Focal point, mass, colour.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 7-10 days
Amount of water: warm water/ heavy drinkers
Nutrition: preservative / food
Special handling: not ethylene sensitive
Named in honour of the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerbera. One of the top used cut flowers in the world. Phototropic.