- Plant Type: Annual
- Sun: Full sun
- Plant Size: 18 to 24 inches tall
Gerbera daisy is one of the most popular cut flowers for their cheery colors, big blooms, and thick stems. They can be grown in the home garden, too, and are great for pots. Plant after all danger of frost is passed.
Plant Spacing: 9-12 inches.
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Gerbera thrives in sandy, well-drained soil in sunny spots, though it prefers some afternoon shade in hotter climates. Apply a diluted liquid fertilizer every two weeks or so.
Use in containers, window boxes, and beds. Cut gerbera daisies are prized because they last over a week in vases. If blooming subsides in the heat of summer, keep it watered for a repeat fall performance.
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- Pair with fragrant heliotrope, asparagus fern, geranium, Ipomoea (sweet potato vine), or variegated ivy in containers.