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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 14 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Red
White
Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Gerber Daisy
  • Transvaal Daisy
  • African Daisy

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Location: North Central TX Zone 8a
Date: July 2018
At Nicholson - Hardie Garden Center

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2016-05-30
Location: Cactus and Tropicals, Sandy, Utah
Date: 2012-01-04
Location: South Carolina
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2017-11-23
Location: Fairfax, VA

Date: 2009-06-10
At a florist

Date: 2019-05-08
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2008-05-16
I grew this from seed, it lived for many years in a cold greenhou
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-12-20
Florist gerbera
Location: Naples, FL
Date: 2023-02-04

Date: 2019-04-02
Location: My garden
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2008-05-19
A work of art!
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-10-04
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Naples, FL
Date: 2023-02-04
Location: Ellis nursery
Date: 2019-03-29
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-05-06

Date: 2016-11-29
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-08
1st year specimen, potted in full sun.
Location: Cactus and Tropicals, Sandy, Utah
Date: 2012-01-04

Date: 2019-06-03
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Baker's Acres greenhouse, Alexandria Ohio
Date: 2008-05-31

Date: 2012-11-30
Location: Lindon, Utah
Date: 2011-10-20
At a nursery

Date: 2012-04-14

Date: 2011-11-22

Date: March 2011
Orange/Red Gerbera
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-05-31
Location: Banff, Canada | August 2022
Date: 2022-08-05
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-11-04
Photo taken the day after our first frost

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2015-03-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-05-16

Date: 2010-06-21
Credit Yoko Nekonomania
Uploaded by keithp2012

photo credit: Jeevan Jose, Kerala, India
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-24
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: NC| June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-14
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: N. Fl.
Date: 2017-04-13
Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-06-01
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-01-29

Date: 2012-04-14

Date: 2011-11-22

Date: 2013-04-15
Location: Mother’s Day plants at local Wegman’s supermarket.
Date: 2018-05-10
Happy Mother’s Day!

Date: 2012-08-08

Date: 2014-11-09
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-06-26
Uploaded by Hamwild
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-05-02
Responding to a recent feeding with many new, healthy leaves.
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-07-07
Location: Naples, FL
Date: 2023-02-04

Date: 2014-03-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-09-14

Date: 2019-05-08
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-05-01

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2012-11-30

Date: 2012-11-30

Date: 2013-03-15
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-10-19

Date: 2012-10-23

Date: 2012-07-13
Midi Fireball

Date: 2012-04-14

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: Spring 2011
Emerging Gerbera

Date: March 2011
Yellow Gerbera Daisy

Date: Spring 2011
Gerbera Daisy

Date: March 16, 2011
Gerbera seeds

Date: 2016-11-29

Date: 2018-04-16
Uploaded by pestee45
Location: Naples, FL
Date: 2023-02-04
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-07-17
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-09-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-06-23
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: in Zuzu's garden
Date: 2014-04-18
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2016-03-18
These are perennials lasting many years in FL. Often found on cle
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2011-03-16
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2012-10-29
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2011-03-14

Date: 2013-03-23
Uploaded by Paul2032
Location: My backyard.
Date: 2014-08-05
Uploaded by Paul2032

Date: 2012-11-01

Date: 2013-03-02
Location: South Georgia, USA
Date: 2017-08-20
Location: South Georgia, USA
Date: 8-21-2017
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2008-05-16
It grew quite tall, the petals were silky.
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-26
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2013-03-02
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-12-14
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-01 
Looks like this Gerbera in my yard decided to show a November bud
Location: Texas
Orange Gerbera

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-05-16
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-05-16

Date: 2015-03-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-05-16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-13

Date: 2012-11-30

Date: 2012-11-30
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2010-07-14
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-27
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-08-28
"Gerbera jamesonii, 2017, [Gerbera daisy], GUR-bur-uh, 10x12in #P
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-08-14

Date: 2011-11-22

Date: 2013-04-15
Location: My backyard
Date: March 3, 2011
Gerbera Daisy
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-05 
Fading January Bloom

Date: March 2010
Yellow Gerbera Daisy
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-06-04

Date: 2012-10-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-05-03
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-06-23
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-03-23

Date: 2013-03-23

Date: 2013-03-23

Date: 2013-03-23

Date: 2013-03-23

Date: 2013-03-23
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-05-30

Date: 2013-03-23
Location: My backyard.
Date: 2014-08-05
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-06-13
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-11-01

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2012-10-23

Date: 2013-03-02
Location: Fountain, Florida
Location: Cactus and Tropicals, Sandy, Utah
Date: 2012-01-04
Location: Cactus and Tropicals, Sandy, Utah
Date: 2012-01-04
Location: South Georgia, USA
Date: 2017-08-11

Date: 2013-02-05

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2014-03-07

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2017-05-22
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-30

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Comments:
  • Posted by woofie (NE WA - Zone 5a) on Aug 28, 2014 8:52 PM concerning plant:
    Gerbera daisies are not that difficult to grow from seed, but there are a few things that will improve success with them. First, the seeds do not keep well, so start with fresh seed. The seeds should be planted with the pointy end down; just stick them into your prepared flats, but leave about one-third of the seed protruding from the soil. The soil should be kept moist but not too wet, and the flats should be covered with either plastic or a humidity dome so they don't dry out. Mine did best when I set the flats on my front porch, which gets filtered sun, but not too much direct sunlight. The seeds should germinate in about a week, or sometimes less. When moving the seedlings into pots, my experience has been that they do much better in clay pots than plastic. Gerberas do not like soggy conditions, and the clay pots dry out much more quickly, lessening the danger of damping off.
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 2, 2011 9:43 PM concerning plant:
    Gerbera Daisy is a perennial, native to South Africa. It grows in a mounding/clumping form and has deeply lobed leaves. The inflorescence is borne on a 12" to 18" stalk arising from the basal rosette of leaves.

    The Gerbera Daisy is one of my favorite summer perennials. They come in shades of red, orange, yellow, white, pink, and cream. I've grown the red and yellow varieties in my garden for many years.

  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Jun 19, 2012 9:54 PM concerning plant:
    One Spring/Summer season years ago, I planted 4 Gerbera Daisies in different colors in a couple of containers. Unfortunately, I didn't plant them into tall enough containers, because within a couple days after planting them, the wild rabbits hopped up and ate all the plants (flowers, stems and leaves) down to the soil level and there was nothing left to grow and bloom that year. Now when I see Gerbera Daisies at garden centers, I think of the wild rabbits eating them. Someday, I'd like to plant them again, but I'm going to plant them in 20" or 24" tall containers.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Jan 20, 2012 7:27 PM concerning plant:
    I love Gerbera Daisies! I love the way they look with their bright, beautiful colors and frilly fullness. They are gorgeous and irresistible to pass up when I see them!

    I once planted 4 of them that were in 4" pots in a container one spring/summer, and within a few days after I planted them, the wild rabbits hopped up and chewed all 4 plants down to the soil level in one day! I even saw one sitting in the container, eating the plant until there was nothing to salvage! They ate all the leaves, flowers, and stems!

    I've been thinking about growing them again, but this time I'll plant them in a taller container and hope for the best. It'll have to be a container that is larger and taller than a 16" container!
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 4, 2016 Obtained plant
front bed WG
Update: 3/2019 have not bloomed but still green
GenXNEGeorgia On September 8, 2017 Maintenance performed
1. Fertilized with Fish Fertilizer
2. Identify outdoor location for transplant experiment: Will it come back next year?
GenXNEGeorgia On September 3, 2017 Obtained plant
Gift - 4 active blooms. Very strong stems. 6" pot
katclarkevb On June 22, 2019 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
katclarkevb On June 1, 2019 Transplanted
Pink Gerbera Daisy
katclarkevb On May 30, 2019 Obtained plant
Pink Gerbera Daisy
katclarkevb On May 27, 2019 Maintenance performed
Fertilized with granular Miracle-Gro
katclarkevb On May 9, 2019 Transplanted
katclarkevb On May 4, 2019 Obtained plant
MySecretIslandGarden On February 6, 2023 Bloomed
The seeds I disbursed into other pots from my original gerberas took and are now blooming
MySecretIslandGarden On December 12, 2022 Bloomed
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