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Barberton Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii

Also known as

Gerbera

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A photo of Barberton Daisy
A photo of Barberton Daisy
A photo of Barberton Daisy

Overview

Grown for their striking orange flowers, these clump forming, deep rooted perennials are naturally found in grasslands in sandy well drained soils. Most of the domesticated cultivars or Gerbera hybrids are a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia.

Common problems

Slugs and snails can feed on the leaves, the plant is prone to some viral and fungal diseases as well as root rot if in a wet site.

    Harvesting

    Flowers can be harvested in the growing season and last well in a vase, remove spent flowers to encourage flowering. Seeds can be harvested from the spent flower head and kept for sowing.

    Propagation

    Seed

    Sow seed in autumn or early spring.

    Division

    Divide the crown and clumps in spring time.

    Special Features

    Pot plant