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Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy
Scientific Name: Gerbera jamesonii Adlam
Family: Asteraceae
Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy (Gerbera  jamesonii) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9, 12-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Semy hardy in Phoenix, doesn't generally need protection

Heat Tolerance: Questionable

Sun Exposure: Full sun, except in the hot deserts where it should have afternoon shade

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Perennial to 10 inches tall (25 cm), 18 inches tall flower stems (45 cm), 12 to 18 inches wide (30 to 45 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, tends to rot if drainage is poor, or if crown is buried

Propagation: Seeds in spring, clump division in spring

The Gerberas have large beautiful daisy-like flowers that make excellent cut flowers.

Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy (Gerbera  jamesonii)

Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy (Gerbera  jamesonii)

Cultural Practices:
Beware of slugs, and feed frequently. The Gerbera like organic matter in the soil, add compost or peat moss, and mulch in summer. Fertilize in summer to have optimal growth and blossom.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms at the end of spring and early fall, plus occasionally during the year.

Fruiting Habits:

Seedlings sprout in 1 to 1.5 months at 68 to 72 F (20 to 22C), and bloom after a year.

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