By TammyWhite
1 years ago

My Gerbera Jamesonii

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Gerbera jamesonii is a species of flowering plant in the genus Gerbera.
It is indigenous to South Eastern Africa and commonly known as the Barberton daisy, Transvaal daisy and as Barbertonse madeliefie in Afrikaans.
Gerbera is agenus of plants Asteraceae (daisy family).
It was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber (1710-1743).

The species is perennial and reproduces asexually.
This plant produces tall colorful flowers in season.
The flowers may be red, yellow, pink, or orange.

Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, two-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink or red colours. Thecapitulum, which has the appearance of a single flower, is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers. Themorphology of the flowers varies depending on their position in the capitulum. The flower heads can be as small as 7 cm (Gerbera mini 'Harley') in diameter or up to 12 cm (Gerbera ‘Golden Serena’).

Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers.
Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink.
The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours.

Gerbera is also important commercially. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip).
It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation.

Gerbera contains naturally occurring coumarin derivatives. 
Gerbera is a tender perennial plant. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, but resistant to deer. Their soil should be kept moist but not soaked.

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