Success With Seeds Gerbera

Gerbera Germination Information

Gerbera is the botanical name for Transvaal Daisy
Gerbera Seed Germination How to Sow Gerbera:
  • Sow indoors at 68-70° with only partial cover as light aids in germination
  • Place the sharp end of the seed pointing downward and expect germination in 7-14 days
  • Sow seeds indoors in early spring for a summer display in the same year
  • From germination to planting out, 10-12 weeks will pass
  • Use fresh seeds and do not store, as they are not long lived
  • It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors

How to Grow Gerbera:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: pace 12-18 inches apart in full sun in an acidic, moist, well-drained garden soil

Soil: Feed soil twice monthly during the growing season

Temperature: For conservatory culture, grow with cool (50-55°) nights in a sunny situation. Provide high humidity with good air circulation

Additional Care: Plants don’t go dormant, but growth shuts down during late fall and winter. At this time cut down on watering and feeding. Remove spent flowers and stalks to keep plants tidy
Appearance and Use:

Grown as an annual bedding and border plant in colder climates, it can be grown year round inside and outdoors in warmer regions. In Zones 7-8, apply a good layer of mulch for overwintering. They make excellent fresh cut flowers. Plants are rosettes of 10 inch long leaves that are dark green above with white, woolly undersides. The large, 4-5 inch diameter, daisy-like flowers are orange, red, pink, white, yellow, or lavender. Flowers are summer appearing outdoors; winter appearing in the greenhouse

About Gerbera:
Pronunciation:  ger’-ber’å ja-mes-on’e-i
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae, native to South Africa
Common Name: Transvaal Daisy