The Gerbera jamesonii, commonly known as the Gerbera Daisy, is one of the most popular cut flowers sold all over the world. Although they are normally seen potted, Gerbera Daisies may be planted outside in zones 9 through 11.
Example of a Gerbera Daisy.
Plant Gerbera Daisies in an area of your garden that will receive full sun. During the cooler months of November through May, water the plant only when the soil becomes "fairly dry." Plants grow best in temperatures around 75 degrees F. Avoid planting in areas that reach below 45 degrees F.
Ladybugs are a natural means of controling aphids.
The aphid is the most common pest to attack Gerbera Daisies. Add ladybugs to your garden to curb the aphid population.
Avoid over-watering the Gerbera Daisy, as too much moisture can breed mildew.
Avoid placing your plant in a shady area. Your plant will bloom the most amount of flowers when placed in full sun.
The Gerbera Daisy is considered a tropical perennial, and was first discovered in southern Africa.