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Beginner Flowers: collecting seeds from gerbera daisy

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milesdt
Pulaski, GA

January 21, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9393014

My gerbera daisy, in a pot in a warm sunny room of my house, had 4 blooms. When they died, they became "fuzzy" like dandelions. I'm wondering if I can collect the fuzzies and sprout them. Are they seeds? If so, how do you plant them? Any special conditions?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2013
7:27 AM

Post #9397103

Here is some info for you.

this video gives you planting info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySRAe2P8nxg

and this is what the seeds look like

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Seedfork
Enterprise, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2013
4:20 PM

Post #9420260

I also was interested in growing Gerbera Daisies from seed. I have tried on several occasions but have had very limited success. I went though thousands of seeds before I found any that were viable. It seems the seeds come in spells, if I ever find a bloom with viable seeds then there are usually a good percentage of them good. Most of the time none of the seeds are viable. I have managed to get several dozen to germinate but they never make it to maturity. I will keep trying. I have been able to increase my number of plants by division, that seems to be the best way for me so far. I am sure many of the Gerber Daisies are hybrids and may not even produce viable seed.

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