Gerbera

Gerbera spp.

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Gerbera is a genus of around 40 hairy perennial species originating from temperate grasslands and mountains in Southern Africa, Madagascar, Indonesia and India. Flowers are brilliantly coloured, long-lasting and daisy-like. They are showy flowers, produced singly and may be single or double petalled. Common colours include yellow, white, pink, red and orange. There are thought to be thousands of domesticated cultivars and hybrids developed from this genus, in a huge range of colours. It is also very popular in the cut flower market and, commercially, Gerbera species are the fifth most used cut flower worldwide.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

Africa, Madagascar, Asia, and Indonesia

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost, Loam

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Red, White, Orange, Pink
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