The Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) produces brightly colored blooms. Planting them in the garden lets you enjoy the blooms from early summer until frost. However, selecting the right location is key to ensuring the plant will thrive.
Gerbera daisies require full sun. While some gerbera daisies grow in partial sun, the chances of multiple blooms decreases. For best results, plant gerbera daisies in a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight each day.
Gerbera daisies planted too close to other garden plants may compete with them for the soil’s nutrients. To prevent this, space gerbera daisies 12 to 15 inches apart from each other.
Gerbera daisies grow 12 to 18 inches tall. As a result, avoid planting them behind plants that reach a taller height at maturity.
Gerbera daisies can also be planted in containers. This is ideal for gardens that don’t receive full sun, as you can move the container around to the sunny spots of your yard or garden.