Although the gerbera daisy originated in South Africa, it has become a popular flower worldwide. Technically a perennial, it is often grown as an annual in colder climates. It requires a little more care than many plants, but its prolific colorful flowers make it well worth the effort. Many people bring them inside for the winter and replant in the spring.
Growing Gerbera Daisies
This plant needs full sun and good soil that drains well. Plant after all danger of frost has passed. Set it into the ground at the same depth as the dirt enclosure in which it came. Additional plants should be spaced about a foot apart. Water well. Thereafter, water regularly when the soil feels dry. Be careful not to over water as it is susceptible to rot. Fertilize every couple of weeks throughout the growing season. As with most flowers, deadheading (removing the dead flowers) will allow the plant to use its energy to produce more blossoms.