What could be happier than this yellow Gerber daisy looking up at you? Expect all sunshine, even on a cloudy day, with these hanging out in the garden. Add her to the perennial-sun garden with consistent moisture to keep her blooming all season.
Easy for beginners
Safe for pets
This Gerbera Dais...
This Gerbera Daisy exhibits high resistance to pests and disease—part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection (English gardener and broadcaster).
Great For People Who…
Great for people with pets
Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
Great for people who love to dance
Great for people who like fun projects
Great For Spaces That…
Great for spaces with bright indirect light
Great for spaces that have need lush decor
Great for spaces with tabletops and desks
Great for spaces that have full sun
Great for spaces that need a pop of color
Gerbera jamesonii Care Guide
The plant enjoys part to full sun in well-drained soil.
Water well in well-draining soil. Water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Check it periodically and water while its roots get established. When the roots are anchored well, you can water and allow the soil to dry on the surface between waterings. Use a plant moisture meter and keep the soil above #3.
Likes humidity levels 50% or higher.
If temps get especially hot, this plant may require part sun (4-6 hours).
When plants are flowering, they grow well with warmer temperatures; a maximum of 95° F. Cooler temperatures at night help form flower buds.
FertilizingEvery two weeks
Fertilize when watering twice a month in the spring and summer with a 1/2 strength water-soluble fertilizer high in phosphorus to encourage blooms.
To transplant into a garden container or the garden bed, water your plant the night before. Dig the hole twice as wide as the grower pot and the same depth as the grower pot (not deeper). Remove the plant and center in the spot. Add rooting hormone around the roots of the plant. Water in the hole and let drain. If you have clay soils, add composted leaves, mushroom compost, and perlite to enhance the soil consistency. Fill around the plant and up to the top of its soil line. Tamp down with your hands to remove any air pockets. Water again around the drip line. Give this plant consistent waterings to allow the roots to establish but not remaining soggy. Mulch around the roots throughout the season.
After blooming throughout the season, trim flower stems back to the base to promote new growth and buds. If grown in the hardiness zones, they will eventually go dormant in the fall. Cut back any foliage and mulch well in late fall after the last frost.