Gerbera Plants


Scientific Name:"Gerbera jamesonii". Gerbera are native to South Africa and are also found in the wild in Madagascar and Asia. They grow on grasslands, rocky slopes, the veldt and in sandy soils. They thrive in full sun or partial shade in tropical, subtropical and temperate climates and are very tolerant of infertile soils but do not like temperatures below about 7 degrees C..Gerbera, also known as the African daisy, Transvaal daisy, or Hilton daisy. It is a flowering perennial plant related to the sunflower and attracts birds, bees and butterflies. The stems grow from a basal clump of dark-green leathery leaves to about 18 inches, or sometime even 30 inches, in height. The blooms are four inches across and resemble large daisies. They come in red, orange, yellow, pink, white and cream colours and can continue flowering for six months..Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers