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The Gerbera is a tender perennial that bears daisy flowers on long stems. Gerberas are very popular, as they are very decorative. The flowers come in many rich colours, can be multicoloured, and are great cut flowers. There are thousands of cultivars, of many shapes and sizes, as well. They are good in the garden, as well as being great container plants. Container plants can be moved around the garden or indoors for instant colour.
Gerberas prefer a full sun position in well drained soil. They like regular fertilising through the warmer months to ensure good growth and more blooms. Reduce water and fertiliser in the cooler autumn and winter months.
Propagation is by seed or division of clumps.
Flower colour: numerous
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.7 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Bees, butterflies, birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Aphids, white fly, thrips
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.