MARTHA STEWART – How to Care for and Grow Gerbera Daisies


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From soil to sunlight, here’s what you need to know about growing these colorful flowers like a professional.

If you’re a fan of big, colorful flowers, then chances are you’ve come across a gerbera daisy or two in your day. Also known as Transvaal daisies, gerberas originate from South Africa and come in an array of eye-catching hues, including orange, pink, and yellow, making them a popular pick for any size or style of garden. “Gerbera daisies are exuberant and playful,” says landscape architect Janice Parker. “The symmetry of the flower is perfection. The soft texture of the petals will make you want to touch them.”

In addition to being bold and bright, gerbera daisies are much bigger than traditional daisies, too. “The flowers can measure two to two and a half inches across,” Parker says. “There are single and double varieties available. They have a tall, slim stalk and the deep green leaves are spread out nicely on the stems—much lower than the flower, which adds the elegance of form. The leaves are rugged, deeply notched with cut lobes.”…[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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