• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 19 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:GER-ber-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 19 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Orange
    Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Speedwell (Veronica); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh sun in very hot summer regions. Plant slightly above soil level so that soil does not wash into crown. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish a root system. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Feed monthly during growing season.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The hardy Garvinea® Gerberas have been bred from several species, including Gerbera jamesonii and G. ambiqua.

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