The Gerbera daisy, otherwise known as Gerbera jamesonii, was discovered in 1878 by Robert Jameson. It is a member of the Aster/Daisy family, or Asteraceae/Compositae family.
Gerbera Daisies are Bright Perennials
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Gerbera daisies make nice cut flowers for arrangements and as potted plants. They come in a wide variety of bright colors such as orange, red, pink, yellow and white. Some are bicolored.
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T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.