gerbera daisy flowers/thanks. - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bonitb2
May 3, 2010
My gerber daisies seem as if it can not withstand the Hous. Tx heat 90, during the morning hours (6a-11a) they look very vibrant but 12p-5p the heat of the day they began to wither. I try to water them early (4am) in the morning to prevent the withering through the heat of the day. Is it normal for the daisies to wither or they simply can not withstand the heat I thought they were full sun flowers

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2010
Gerbera daisies will grow well in Houston. They prefer full sun but in your case, yo might want to give them a little shelter from hot afternoon sunshine. The wilting is more or less normal - the plant is trying to conserve moisture and as a result it wilts. I don't think it's very attractive, and I suspect that the wilting damages the vascular system when it happens over and over again so my advice is to plant them in a slightly more protected area or plant something on the sunny side so it will provide a little afternoon shade. Good luck with your plants.

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