- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 8 - 11
- Height: 8 - 10 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
- Bloom Color: Red
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 10 - 15 inches
Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii Revolution Red Shades) - Nothing demands more attention in the flower bed than this red Gerbera Daisy! Your neighbors will admire these flowers, and you will know that you grew them from Gerber seeds! With mounding foliage that is slightly hairy, thick strong stems, and 4 - 5 inch dazzling red blooms, this Gerbera Daisy is a main stay for the sunny flower bed.
Gerbera Jamesonii plants are native to South Africa and are a tender perennial. They grow everywhere as a colorful annual, and have a tremendously long bloom season. Gerbera Daisy plants are also a good bedding item, and of course a mainstay of the cutting garden as well as an indoor house plant. The Gerbera Daisy flower loves full sun or partial shade and appreciates deep, rich soil with compost and other organics worked in.
Sow Gerbera Daisy seeds indoors 10 weeks before the last frost. Use starter trays and sterile potting mix. Place the pointed end of the flower seed down when sowing, and barely cover the seeds as they need light to germinate. Transplant outdoors once danger of frost has passed. You may also sow Gerbera Daisy seed directly outdoors when soil temperatures are warm. Gerbera Jamesonii care includes removing the spent blooms and stems as well as applying a liquid, balanced fertilizer every other week throughout the blooming season.