Also known as
Gerbera, Transvaal daisy, Gerbera daisy, African daisy
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This plant has no fragrance
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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 with Barberton Daisy
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.
How to harvest Barberton Daisy
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.
How to propagate Barberton Daisy
Sow seed in autumn or early spring.
Divide the crown and clumps in spring time.
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Other uses of Barberton Daisy
Cutting bed, border, container, greenhouse
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