Gerbera Daisy Plant Features
Gerbera daisy is versatile enough to work just as well as a garden plant as it is a florist favorite. In fact, it's one of the most popular flowers across the globe. With big, colorful flowers in a host of cool and hot colors, there's a gerbera daisy that fits almost any situation. Plus, some of the flowers can grow 12 to 15 inches in diameter. That's pretty amazing! Gerbera daisy is a tender perennial. That means it will overwinter in the garden in the southern part of the country and act as an annual up north. Gerbera daisy grows 6 to 18 inches tall. Zones 8-11
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Gerbera Daisy Growing Instructions
Gerbera daisy prefers a partially shady location and rich, slightly moist soil. They don't like super-hot weather so try to keep them out of direct summer sun. Clip the flowers as they fade to encourage more blooms. Water whenever the soil feels dry to the touch.
Gerbera daisy is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Outside: Part sun
Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Medium water needs
Complement your Gerbera Daisy with these varieties:
Because Bacopa will grow in light shade, it's a perfect partner for Gerbera Daisy.
The bold foliage of Caladium teams well with the equally bold flowers of Gerbera Daisy.
The silver foliage of Dusty Miller contrasts nicely with the huge, colorful flowers of Gerbera Daisy.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Gerbera 'Flori Line Maxi Lilac'
Flori Line Maxi Lilac is an easy-to-grow selection that offers lavender-pink flowers to 4 inches across on a compact, 12-inch-tall plant.
Gerbera 'Flori Line Maxi Mexican Pink'
Bold and delightful, Flori Line Maxi Mexican Pink shows off big, 4-inch-wide red-pink flowers on a tidy 12-inch-tall plant. It's perfect for container gardening!
Gerbera 'Flori Line Maxi Orange'
Flori Line Maxi Orange gerbera daisy is an elegant variety with clear orange large flowers (to 4 inches or more) on a small, 12-inch-tall plant.
Gerbera 'Flori Line Maxi Yellow'
Flori Line Maxi Yellow is like a dollop of sunshine! Its big (4-inch-wide) yellow flowers are cheerful and appear in rapid succession. It grows about 12 inches tall.
Gerbera 'Garvinea Classic Jasmina'
A top performer in our Miami Trial Garden, you can grow Garvinea Classic Jasmina as an annual or perennial, depending where you live. It sports soft coral-pink flowers and grows 16 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10 as a perennial
Gerbera 'Garvinea Classic Layla'
Garvinea Classic Layla is a delightful variety that shows off lavender-purple flowers practically nonstop. It grows 16 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10 as a perennial
Gerbera 'Garvinea Kendall'
A cheery and free-flowering variety, Kendall shows off 2.5-inch-wide orange flowers on a tidy plant that grows 14 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10 as a perennial
Gerbera 'Garvinea Lisa'
Lisa gerbera shows off single, 2.5-inch-wide red-purple flowers and excellent heat tolerance, helping it to bloom all summer long -- even in hot climates. It grows 16 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10 as a perennial
Gerbera 'Garvinea Lydia'
Garvinea Lydia gerbera daisy bears many violet-pink flowers on sturdy stems from spring to fall (or all year long in mind-winter climates). It grows 15 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10 as a perennial
Gerbera 'Garvinea Orangina'
Orangina, as you might guess, has soft orange flowers. Like other Garvinea varieties, it holds up well to heat and humidity, flowering nonstop. It grows 20 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10 as a perennial
Gerbera ‘Garvinea Sophie’
Bred specifically for landscaping, ‘Garvinea Sophie’ gerbera produces bouquets of 2.5-inch-wide soft red flowers. The no-fuss plants grow 10 to 15 inches tall and are ideal for containers or borders. Zones 7-10
Gerbera 'Garvinea Sweet Dreams'
Garvinea Sweet Dreams gerbera offers lots and lots of 3.5-inch-wide rich purple-pink flowers from spring to autumn on a vigorous plant that grows 18 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10
Gerbera 'Garvinea Sweet Glow'
Part of the Garvinea series, which grow well in landscapes, Sweet Glow grows 18 inches tall and wide and produces a steady supply of 3.5-inch-wide red-orange flowers. Zones 7-10
Gerbera 'Garvinea Sweet Heart'
Garvinea Sweet Heart gerbera is a lovely landscape plant and good cut flower! It offers 3.5-inch-wide coral-pink blooms from spring to fall on a a plant that grows 14 inches tall and 18 inches wide. Zones 7-10
Gerbera 'Garvinea Sweet Honey'
Sweet Honey, part of the Garvinea line, has 3.5-inch-wide warm amber-orange flowers continuously from spring to fall. It grows about 13 inches tall and wide and is a perennial in Zones 7-10.
Gerbera 'Garvinea Sweet Memories'
Another outstanding variety that was a top performer in our Trial Garden, Garvinea Sweet Memories gerbera daisy is a profuse bloomer with its steady supply of semi-double coral pink flowers. It grows 18 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10 as a perennial
Gerbera 'Garvinea Sweet Smile'
Garvinea Sweet Smile is a charming gerbera daisy that shows off 3.5-inch-wide golden-yellow flowers in late spring, summer, and into autumn. It grows 14 inches tall and wide. Zones 7-10
Gerbera 'Garvinea Sweet Surprise'
Garvinea Sweet Surprise gerbera is a vigorous, easy-to-grow variety that produces lovely 3.5-inch lavender-purple flowers from spring to fall. It grows 12 inches tall and wide and is hardy in Zones 7-10.
Gerbera jamesonii ‘Jaguar Pink’
There’s nothing more cheerful than a pot or border packed with ‘Jaguar Pink’ gerbera daisy. Growing 10-12 inches tall, ‘Jaguar Pink’ offers 3-inch-wide rich pink flowers held over bright green, disease-resistant foliage. It's a perfect cut flower, too!
Gerbera jamesonii 'Karoo'
Karoo is a stunning gerbera for containers that offers big, 5-inch-wide flowers on strong stems. Each bloom masterfully mixes shades of pink and cream to create a work of art. It grows 18 inches tall and wide.
Gerbera jamesonii 'Mega Revolution Orange Dark Eye'
Mega Revolution Orange Dark Eye gerbera offers extra-large, 5-inch wide orange flowers. It grows 12 inches tall and 8 inches wide.
Gerbera jamesonii 'Revolution Bicolor Rose'
Showing off a range of rosy-pink flowers accented with white rings at the center, 'Revolution Rose Bicolor'is an impressive variety that is easy to grow and ideal for container gardens. It grows 12 inches tall and 8 inches wide.
Gerbera jamesonii 'Volcanoes'
Volcanoes gerbera is a striking variety that shows off huge 4.5-inch-wide orange flowers that practically glow. It grows 18 inches tall and wide.