Gerbera Single Hybrids Mix 10 Seeds


Although members of the Gerbera genus are perennials they are usually grown as half hardy annuals in the garden.

A selection of seed raised cut gerbera for the hobby market and keen gardeners. Has tall stems of good strength with large flowers.

These seeds have a tested Germination Rate of 90%.

Garden Height: 30cm
Ideal for: Bedding 

How to Grow Gerbera

It is best to start Barberton daisies and other Gerbera indoors when growing from seed. Sow the Gerbera seed on the surface of soil in peat pots towards the end of winter. Gerbera should take from two to four weeks to germinate in the light at a temperature of 21 to 24 degrees centigrade.

Transplant the Gerbera plants outdoor towards the end of spring and space them about 30 to 40 cm apart. Ideally Barberton daisies will grow in a sunny area, though will tolerate partial shade in hot climates. The soil should be slightly acidic, rich and moist.

Caring for Gerbera plants in the Garden

Gerbera plant species such as African daisy and Barberton daisy are easy to grow and look after in the garden. As they like a moist soil endure that they are regularly watered. They should be fertilized every 5 or 6 weeks to keep the soil rich and fertile. To tidy up the plants it is a good idea to remove dead flower heads. If you require more daisies then propagate Gerbera plants by taking cutting in summer, or by division in spring or autumn.

Quick Gerbera Plant Growing and Care Guide

Common Names: Transvaal Daisy, Barberton Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Catherine's Daisy, African Daisy.
Life Cycle: Half hardy perennial commonly grown as a half hardy annual by gardeners.
Height: 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 cm).
Native: South America, Tropical Asia, Africa.
Flowers: Summer.
Flower Details: Yellow, white, pink, red, orange, brown. Two-lipped ray florets. Flower heads range from 3 to 5 inches (7 to 12cm). Although the flower head looks like a single flower it is composed of hundreds of tiny individual flowers.
Foliage: Herbaceous. Deeply lobed lanceolate.
Sow Outside: No
Sow Inside: Surface. Use peat pots. Germination time: two to four weeks in the light. Temperature 73°F (23°C). Water from below. Three months in advance. Transplant outdoors towards the end of spring.
Requirements: Full sunlight or light shade in hot areas. Soil pH 6 to 7. Rich soil. Moist soil. Fertile soils. Monthly feed. Winter mulch. Regular watering. Deadhead. Propagate: dividing or cutting in late summer.

(FGerbSH10)

SKU FGerbSH10
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Unit Of Measure ml

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