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Gerbera jamesonii (Barberton daisy, Transvaal daisy)

Gerbera jamesonii

Botanical Name:    Gerbera jamesonii

Common Name(s):    Barberton daisy, Transvaal daisy

Family:    Asteraceae

Genus:    Gerbera

Species:    Jamesonii

Plant Type:    Herbaceous perennial

Height:    12-18 in (30-45 cm)

Spread:    9-12 in (45-60 cm)

Bloom Time:    spring and autumn

Bloom Color(s):    Red, yellow, orange, pink, white

Leaves:    Dark green

Range:    South Eastern Africa


A popular garden plant, Gerbera jamesonii (Barberton daisy, Transvaal daisy, Gerber daisy) is an herbaceous perennial plant that grows to 12-18 inch (30-45 cm) tall and 9-12 inch (45-60 cm) wide. It is native to South Africa. The leaves are dark green, oblong, 4-5.5 inch (10-14 cm) long and 2-2.4 inch (5-6 cm) wide. The flowers are 3-4 inch (8-10 cm) in diameter, with red, yellow and orange rays and bronze-yellow center disks. Propagate by division of clumps. The preference is full sun, and well-drained, loam or sandy soil. These plants have colorful blooms, which are often used as cut flowers.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun to part shade

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Well-drained, loam or sandy soil

Propagation:    Division of clumps