Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii
A deep rooted perennial native to South Africa that is also grown as an annual in cooler climates around the world. It forms a clump up to 1.5 to rarely 3 feet in width of very attractive luxuriant deep green foliage that can be up to 24 + inches in length.
The leaves, are lobed and are woolly beneath.
The brilliant, showy flowers, borne on stalks up to 27 inches high, are either single or semi-double and up to 6 inches in width. They are borne late spring to late summer.
It is a perennial from zone 8 and south, especially if protected from frost.
As a perennial it can be divided every 3 or 4 years.
In cooler climates it is an annual that is grown either for bedding or in pots.
Prefers full sun on deep, light, humus-rich, moist, well drained soil.
many of the hybrids are mixes with Gerbera viridifolia and can come in white, yellow, pink, salmon-pink, red or violet.




* photos taken on October 15 2010 in Ellicott City, MD










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* photos taken on June 10 2013 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Aug 8 2014 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo taken on Aug 31 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Dec 3 2015 in Columbia, MD

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Partial Cultivar Listing

'Gevuina Lisa'
Reaches up to 1.5 x 2 feet, bearing deep pink flowers.

'Gevuina Santana'
Reaches up to 1.5 x 2 feet, bearing white flowers.

'Landscape Mammoth Cave'
Reaches up to 1.6 x 2.5 feet, bearing white flowers that are centered pink.

'Landscape Redwood'
Reaches up to 1.4 x 3.2 feet, with orange flowers.

'Lollipop
Very large, reaching up to 1.5 x 3 feet in size.

* photos taken on May 1 2014 in Columbia, MD

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