Gerbera jamesonii
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Gerbera jamesonii

Barberton daisy
transvaal daisy

  family asteraceae 
  genus gerbera 

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Genus  Gerbera Species  jamesonii Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Barberton daisy   transvaal daisy Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11325 Data source  HtZn p119
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 1' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Gerbera jamesonii can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit. Transvaal daisy (also known as Barberton daisy) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gerbera jamesonii is a perennial. Flowers: Transvaal daisy (locally known in some parts as Barberton daisy) has 4" flowers with sword-shaped petals on strong stems. Flowers occur in a range of colors including yellow, salmon, cream, pink, rose and red.

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