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Gerbera jamesonii

Phonetic Spelling
GER-ber-a jay-mess-OWN-ee-eye
Description

This showy plant grows as a perennial only in the mild coastal zones and warmer areas of the Piedmont. In the mountains and cooler areas of the Piedmont it can be grown as an annual and brought indoors in the winter.  Good mulch like pine needles will help this tender perennial survive colder temperatures

This plant wonderful, long lasting cut flowers. It prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. It should be kept moist and fertilized lightly.  The crown should be level with the soil; it is subject to leaf spots and root rots.  Occasionally deer will damage this plant.

 

Gerbera daisy only perennializes in the mild coastal climate of zone 8, but in the mountains and Piedmont it can be grown as an annual and brought indoors during the winter; use a non-matting winter mulch, such as pine needles to improve winter survival; wonderful, long lasting cut flowers; tender perennial often grown as an annual; prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter; keep moist; fertilize lightly; crown should be level with the soil; good cut flower; subject to leaf spots and root rots; this plant is occasionally damaged by deer

Family name Asteraceae (Compositae)

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Pond Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Deep Pink Cupid'
  • 'Green Kermit'
  • 'Mardi Gras'
  • 'Orange Capraia'
  • 'Orange Palmaria'
  • 'Pink and White Linosa'
  • 'Pink Kimsey'
  • 'Pink Whisper'
  • 'Rainbow'
  • 'Red Rafinee'
  • 'Red Suri'
  • 'White Amando'
  • 'Yellow Lampione'
'Deep Pink Cupid', 'Green Kermit', 'Mardi Gras', 'Orange Capraia', 'Orange Palmaria', 'Pink and White Linosa', 'Pink Kimsey', 'Pink Whisper', 'Rainbow', 'Red Rafinee', 'Red Suri', 'White Amando', 'Yellow Lampione'
Tags:
#red#white#sun#showy flowers#yellow#annual#orange#perennial#pink flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#fantz#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Deep Pink Cupid'
  • 'Green Kermit'
  • 'Mardi Gras'
  • 'Orange Capraia'
  • 'Orange Palmaria'
  • 'Pink and White Linosa'
  • 'Pink Kimsey'
  • 'Pink Whisper'
  • 'Rainbow'
  • 'Red Rafinee'
  • 'Red Suri'
  • 'White Amando'
  • 'Yellow Lampione'
'Deep Pink Cupid', 'Green Kermit', 'Mardi Gras', 'Orange Capraia', 'Orange Palmaria', 'Pink and White Linosa', 'Pink Kimsey', 'Pink Whisper', 'Rainbow', 'Red Rafinee', 'Red Suri', 'White Amando', 'Yellow Lampione'
Tags:
#red#white#sun#showy flowers#yellow#annual#orange#perennial#pink flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#fantz#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gerbera
    Species:
    jamesonii
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northern Prov. to Eswatini
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 3 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers range in color including red, pink, yellow, white, orange and salmon. Flower forms include single, double and semi-double.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No