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Gerbera jamesonii 'Lollipop Watermelon'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gerbera (GER-ber-a) (Info)
Species: jamesonii (jay-mess-OWN-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Lollipop Watermelon
Additional cultivar information: (Lollipop Series)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cr0ak On Apr 14, 2012, cr0ak from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Further care instructions:
For best results, feed every other week with a water-soluble fertilizer at half strength. At other times, fertilize monthly.

To encourage re-blooming, prune spent flower stems all the way to the base of the plant.

Gerbera daisies need to be kept evenly moist during the blooming season; check moisture levels daily.

Full sun or morning sun in extreme heat climates.

I purchased one of these plants two years ago from Lowe's. It made it through the drought and heat in Houston last summer, but I did have to keep it watered.

We had a few below freezing nights this past winter and I covered the plant with a cardboard box. It survived quite well and is now blooming profusely! I get so many compliments on it! (I have it planted near my mailbox.)

Now all I need are a couple of the other colors - particularly the coconut and the strawberry! :)

These plants seem to be difficult to find. And they ARE pricey ($25.00 in a decorative container at Lowe's). But well worth the cost.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Encino, California
Decatur, Georgia
Hampton, South Carolina
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Houston, Texas

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