Gerbera jamesoni--Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy

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Gerbera jamesoni--Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy

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African daisy produces brightly colored flowers on long stems. The plant can be grown in pots and the flowers are good for cutting. Flowers are cut when the outer row of petals show pollen. If cut sooner the flowers will wilt. Use a loose, well drained soil containing good amounts of organic matter. An acid soil prevents chlorotic plants.

Gerbera may be propagated by seed or cuttings. Basal shoots from plants over wintered as potted plants can be used as cuttings to produce more plants for the garden in spring. The seed loses viability quickly. If no germination takes place within 12 to 25 days, none probably will. The roots are easily damaged during transplanting. The plant grows slowly so should be started early indoors. If transplanted, do not set the crown below soil level.

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