Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Gerbera daisy

The Gerbera daisy, with its sunny disposition, is a feast for the eyes and heart of the gardener. Gerbera jamesonii’s birthplace is on the grasslands and mountains of South Africa, Indonesia, Asia, and Madagascar. They can be enjoyed by virtually every gardener, regardless of the zone, as it can be utilized as an annual, in non-hardy zones.
These perennial plants look like daisies on steroids, and are available in an assortment of brilliant colors and varieties. The ten inch, lance-shaped leaves unfold from a deeply rooted rosette. Flowers of intense color are born on slender, strong stems. Gerbera, or Transvaal daisies, are at home in perennial beds, borders and rock gardensRead more: "Gerbera Daisy or Transvaal Daisy Plant Profile: A Planting And Growing Guide For Gerbera jamesonii"

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