Gerbera Seeds - Vanilla
USDA Zones: 8 - 11
Height: 8 - 10 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
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 Vanilla) - Grown from Gerbera seeds, this Gerbera Daisy plant is a native to South Africa. Gerbera Jamesonii plants are perennial in frost free zones, but can easily be grown as annuals in colder climates. This white Gerbera Daisy flower is so sweet and lovely. Grow it in the house in a sunny south window. As a house plant, Gerbera Daisy plants can bloom for about 6 weeks.
Gerbera Jamesonii plants are 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.