- Native to South Africa, gerbera daisies are tender perennials that can be grown outdoors as annuals in almost any climate.
- The large flower heads of these daisies have ray-like petals around a center disk of tiny green or black flowers.
- There are four different classes of gerbera daisies: a single flower, semi-double flower, double flowers, and spider flowers.
- Gerbera daisies thrive best under full sun but do not like intense heat. Intense light will damage the flower and leaves.
- Start your gerbera daisy bed with rich soil that’s high in organic matter and well-draining.
- Gerbera daisies need regular watering, around 1 inch per week. Water only when the soil has dried an inch or two below the surface.
- To keep the flowers blooming all summer long, a monthly feeding with a water-soluble fertilizer is recommended.