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Barberton Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii

Also known as

Gerbera

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Gerbera jamesonii, in Kirstenbosch
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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

Seed

Sow seed in autumn or early spring.

Division

Divide the crown and clumps in spring time.

Special features of Barberton Daisy

Pot plant

Other uses of Barberton Daisy

Cutting bed, border, container, greenhouse

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