Gerbera Seeds - Rose
USDA Zones: 8 - 11
Height: 8 - 10 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
Bloom Color: Rose
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: Yes
Latin Name: Gerbera Jamesonii
Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii Revolution Rose Shades) - Start Gerbera seed this winter and transplant these lovely Gerbera Daisy plants all through your landscape. This rose Gerbera Daisy flower is 4 inches across, forms on thick, strong stems, and the foliage is mounding with rich green leaves that are slightly hairy. Gerbera Daisies are perfect for pots, baskets, and in the flower bed. Gerbera Jamesonii plants are native to South Africa, and they will grow as perennials in frost-free zones.
Gerbera Jamesonii plants are a tender perennial. They grow everywhere as a colorful annual, and have a tremendously long bloom season. They are also a good bedding item, and of course a mainstay of the cutting garden. The Gerbera Daisy flower loves full sun or partial shade and appreciates deep, rich soil. Therefore, working in compost and other organics is helpful, and keep the soil evenly moist.
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.