A little Gerber daisy care can bring glorious color to your garden and extra blooms to fill your vases. A native of South Africa, these cheerful flowers are available in a wide range of hot colors.
As well as single-flowered varieties, it’s also possible to grow double and crested double blossoms. Although easy to grow, they don’t tolerate freezing conditions so some gardeners choose to grow them in pots or sow as annuals.
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Sow seeds in modules filled with sieved compost or an organic nutrient rich seed starting mix indoors about 10 weeks before the last frost. Make sure they do not dry out, but don’t ever let the plants sit in water. Once the true leaves appear, repot carefully into small pots to encourage root growth.
Gerber daisies are not particularly suitable for propagation by cuttings or root division. Collect seed to ensure you will have future plants.
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Gerber daisies do not need staking. Although they are perennials, Gerber daisies will probably be past their best after 4 years. Fertilize every couple of weeks with an organic seaweed liquid feed.
Deadheading flowers will increase the number of blooms your plant produces.
If gerber daisies freeze, they will not survive the winter. Either grow them in pots so they can overwinter indoors or dig up at the first frost and repot them until early the following summer.
Their wide color range makes Gerber daisies one of the most popular cut flowers around. Their sturdy stems don’t need wiring to stand tall. Cut long stems in the early morning or evening and plunge straight into water to prevent wilting.
Be careful not to overwater your Gerber daisies as this is one of the main causes of disease. Remember to water at the base of the plant, not allowing the foliage and flowers to become too wet.
The following pests and diseases have been known to affect the success of growing Gerber Daisies (see Organic Garden Pest Control for information about how to prevent and address pests and diseases)...
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