Gerbera daisies are plants with bright large and colorful flowers. The daisy s leaves are edible and can be used in salads.
It is used a lot in gardens as a decorative feature and has an appearance with a flower head about 7cm which comes black in color.
Gerbera daisy flower. Flower stems and leaves have a soft feel and appearance due to the presence of numerous tiny hairs. A daisy flower is composed of white petals and a yellow center although the flower can sometimes have a pink or rose color. The oxeye daisy is a perennial flower that is similar to the shasta daisy.
Having a long vase life gerbera flowers are widely used in the cut flower industry. Gerberas are also referred to as gerbera daisies daisy being a general name for all species in the family asteraceae to which gerberas belong. With attractive colorful flowers and a large center eye gerbera daisies are a great addition to any garden or home.
About the daisy plant and flower. The gerbera daisy is a part of the genius plants in the daisy family. Daisies are used by children to make daisy chains.
Popularly known as the african daisy this flower comes in colors of yellow orange white pink or red. Gerbera ˈ dʒ ɜːr b ər ə or ˈ ɡ ɜːr b ər ə l. Heavy clay wet soil.
Daisies are not made of just one flower. Is a genus of plants in the asteraceae daisy family it was named in honour of german botanist and medical doctor traugott gerber 1710 1743 who travelled extensively in russia and was a friend of carl linnaeus. Gerbera is native to tropical regions of south america africa and asia the first scientific description of a.
Gerbera daisies also grow well in. Gerberas are great flowers for adding color to any room or garden. This is a tropical plant native to many south american african and asian countries.
Hardy to zones 3 8. Gerbera daisies gerbera jamesonii are commonly grown for their bright and cheerful daisy like flowers they originate from south africa and come in various sizes and colors including pink yellow salmon orange and white with flower sizes anywhere from 2 to 5 inches 2 13 cm across. The dark green leaves can reach 20 inches in length.
Bellis perennis is a common european species of daisy of the family asteraceae often considered the archetypal species of that name. It has a yellow eye surrounded by white petals. In warmer climates gerbera daisies can be grown in the garden as perennials but in cooler climates they re grown outdoors as annuals.
They come in a variety of colors including purple pink cream and red and are popular indoor or outdoor south african plants. Full sun and benefit in afternoon shade in hotter regions. Please be aware that this flower can easily invade your landscape and some control measures may need to be put in place.
Gerbera flowers often measure 7 inches 17 8 cm. Many related plants also share the name daisy so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is sometimes qualified as common daisy lawn daisy or english daisy historically it has also been commonly known as bruisewort and occasionally woundwort. Gerbera daisy flowers typically reach a little over 1 foot in height with a width slightly less than that although some types may grow bigger than that.