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Gerber Daisy, African Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Gerbera jamesonii

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Gerbera jamesonii Plant Information

Scientific Name: Gerbera jamesonii
Common Name: gerber daisy

African daisy
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennial treated as an annual

beds & borders, container plantings, cutflowers
Plant Form: upright, rounded
Height: 12 - 18 inches
Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Foliage: rosette foliage with undulating margins

medium-textured foliage
Flower: large, daisy-like flowers on stiff stems in red, yellow, orange, pink, or white
Bloom Period: Summer - Fall
Sun: light shade
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: soil with high organic matter and high nitrogen
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance

not cold-tolerant
USDA Zone: zones 8 - 11
Native Range: Africa

Maintenance: do not mulch with dense compost or bark mulch

may need added fertility to prevent chlorosis

propagation by seed or division
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot, crown rot, powdery mildew, and white fly
Additional Notes: long-lasting cut flower

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