When Are Gerber Daisies in Season?

When Are Gerber Daisies in Season?

The gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is a tender perennial which cannot overwinter in colder climates. Offered in a variety of colours, this sunny flower brightens up a room when used indoors and lightens a container or bed when planted in your garden. Know the seasons to get gerbera daisies to find the most of this attractive plant.

Bloom Season

Gerbera daisies bloom for a comparatively long season, providing color from early spring through autumn. They require full sunlight to maximize bloom and favor fertile soil that is slightly acidic, drains well and remains moist. At the warmer areas of U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 to 11 the daisies overwinter, opening up new blooms in early spring of the subsequent calendar year.

Season for Germination

Even though gerbera daisies are relatively easy to grow from seedlings, it’s also feasible to nurture them in seed. The most critical aspect of raising them from seed is keeping them warmer than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant the seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. Fresh seed germinates within a couple weeks of planting.

Extending Bloom Season

Deadheading that your gerbera daisies — removing spent blooms — motivates them to flower again. At its simplest, deadheading eliminates an unsightly dead daisy and keeps the form of the plant. However, the critical part of deadheading is its ability to re-direct the power of the plant. When a bloom is spent, the plant obviously starts to make a seed pod. With the spent bloom removed, the gerbera daisy plant may guide its power to producing more blooms instead.

Indoor Season

Gerbera daisies are easy to force for indoor use. They’ll bloom provided enough warmth, light and moisture. Check the soil every day to make certain it stays moist and place the plant in a sunny window for the best results. Once pressured in a greenhouse for indoor use, gerbera daisies seldom transition nicely to the outdoors, since they don’t like to get moved.

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