How to Use Gerbera Daisies in Flower Arrangements


Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii ) create bright and whimsical floral arrangements to use for formal occasions or for everyday display. Growing 12 to 18 inches tall, their bright faces and erect, tall stems make ideal fresh cut flowers. Gerbera daisies grow in a rainbow of colors including, red, orange, yellow, purple, white and pink. The dark green foliage of the gerber daisy is edged in a wavy pattern and grows at the base of each plant. Grown as an annual flower, gerbera daisies emerge in early summer to last until the first frost. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil to thrive.

Step 1

Create a fiery or "hot" flower bouquet using gerbera daisies mixed with yellow coreopsis, orange cosmos and red canna lilies. Add sprigs of Bells of Ireland to frame the arrangement with their tall, bright green spikes of bell-shaped blooms.

Step 2

Snip the gerbera daisy at the base of each flowerhead to use in a floating arrangement. Fill a clear bowl, such as a fishbowl, with lukewarm water and float an assortment of gerbera daisy blooms on the surface.

Step 3

Plant the gerbera daisy in a terra-cotta pot for a rustic arrangement to an outdoor dinner or afternoon party. Place one potted gerbera daisy on each outdoor table or line the steps leading to the patio. Use them as the parting gift for festivities.

Step 4

Place gerbera daisies in a clear vase along with ferns or sprigs of herbs such as rosemary and thyme. Add a cluster of lime-green chrysanthemums to balance the colorful gerberas.

Tips and Warnings

  • Always wear protective garden gloves when using sharp pruning shears.

Things You'll Need

  • Gerbera daisies
  • Greenery
  • Fish bowl
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Vase


  • Sunset: All-star Gerberas
  • North Carolina State University Extension: Gerbera Daisy

Who Can Help

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden: How to Make Your Fresh Cut Flowers Last
Keywords: gerbera daisy, gerbera daisy arrangement, Bells of Ireland

About this Author

Callie Barber is a writer, designer and photographer in North Carolina. Barber's love for design and writing inspired her to create Design Your Revolution, a blog that shares creative and affordable ways to decorate your indoor and outdoor living environment. Her articles have appeared in and and her photography has been featured in "Automotive News" magazine and