Gervera Daisy, African Daisy
Name in Latin: Asteraceae
Name in English: Aster, Sunflower Family
Origin: South Africa
Growth Habit: erect, tender, perennial flowering plant.
Flower: large capitulum, several flowers are grouped together to give the appearance of a single flower
Blooming Period: spring -summer ( as an outdoor garden plant)
Leaf: basal rosette, petid, oblong-spatulate, deeply lobed
Decorative garden plant or cut flower or houseplant. grown as a perennial in certain zones ( 9-11) elsewhere annual.
Care and Handling
Soil: general potting
Amount of water: Keep soil moist but not wet during blooming. Out of bloom allow to dry out slightly
Nutrition: Fertilize often Every other week with water soluble fertilizer
Special handling: Partial to full sun. Remove dead flower heads Avoid overhead watering
Genus named for German botanist and naturalist. Traugett Gerbera. Thousands of cultivars exist.