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.
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.
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.
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.
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.