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Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy, Barberton Daisy, Gerber Daisy
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)

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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

Encino, California

Decatur, Georgia

Hampton, South Carolina

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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... read more