Today's bloom is Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Bloom of the Day for June 9th, 2007:

Type of plant: Annuals, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Red, Orange, Bright Yellow, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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rockin_r wrote:
how do you get gerberas to bloom again? I bought one last year and it was dead in 2 weeks. I had it in partial shade and watered only when it was dry.

gessiegail wrote:
No offense to this method of getting bloom of the day.................but this is just a matter of who owns the best camera?????????????

Calif_Sue wrote:
Actually, they are nominated by DG members. I nominated many of them as I come across them in PlantFiles, there is a link for anyone to do that. Often when I come across a particularly good photographer, I have gone through all their images to find others to suggest for the It's not always who owns the best camera, thats' all relative, even a cheaper camera can give good pictures alth

gessiegail wrote:
I saw the thread when people were discussing how they were only objection is: How many people try to grow, for example, this cultivar of Gerber Daisy in the yard?????? I just think that we are missing out on a lot of plant material that people actually try to grow...... Photography doesn't interests me at all..................just the plant material.....but I obviously am i

htop wrote:
I am sorry that I did not see the comments on this thread sooner. rockin_r, I took me a long time to find the perfect spot for growing gerbera daisies. Mine are in part morning sun (maybe 2 hours) and then in shade the rest of the day. I try to not have any water hit the leaves when I water. I just slow soak them. They quit dying when I planted the plant in a mound tat is higher than the su