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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Gerbera - Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini

Gerbera

Floral art demonstration design with Gerbera and twigs.

Common name

Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini

Origin

South Africa

Varieties

Small germini or mini daisies are about 6cm in diameter and larger gerberas are between 12 and 16cm in diameter. Also available in either single or double varieties.

Colors

red, pink, orange, white, cream, brown, purple, lilac, and bi-coloured with black, yellow or green eyes.

Vase life

Two to three weeks depending on the variety and conditioning

Scent

None

Uses

Beautiful flower to use when you want to make a colourful statement.

Conditioning

Support the long stems and avoid handling the flower stems to prevent damage. Gerberas are very sensitive to bacterial growth. Take extra care to arrange the flowers in shallow, clean water and vases to avoid bacterial growth. Replace the water often and rinse the stems. Give the stems a fresh cut. Condition in fresh water with dissolved flower food.

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