How to Plant Gerber Daisies From Seed

Overview

Gerber daisies are a popular choice both for flower gardens and bouquets and other flower arrangements. The large, bright blooms are eye-catching and nicely complement other flowers and plants. Gerber daisies can be more difficult to grow from seed than other flowers because the seeds are delicate and temperate. Because they can be finicky, it's best to start your seeds indoors and transplant them when the weather is warmer.

Indoor Planting

Step 1

Place gerber daisy seeds in open flats or individual seed starter cells. If you are using individual cells, place one or two seeds on each cell. The seeds should be planted with the fuzzy side face up.

Step 2

Water the seeds.

Step 3

Cover the newly planted seeds or place them in a very humid environment. Newly planted seeds will do best in a place where they receive as close to 100 percent humidity as possible.

Step 4

Water the seeds at least every few days.

Step 5

Check the seeds regularly to see if seedlings have sprouted. If you planted the seeds in individual seed starters, make sure only one seedling is growing per cell.

Step 6

Remove extra seedlings if multiple plants have begun to grow from one cell.

Transplanting

Step 1

Prepare pots or landscaped beds for transplanting. If using pots, add ample soil. If transplanting in a landscaped bed, make sure all weeds and other vegetation has been removed.

Step 2

Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the entire starter cell or the root system if being transplanted from an open flat. Holes will typically have to be between 2 and 4 inches deep.

Step 3

Place the starter call or plant into the hole, making sure the entire plant remains above ground.

Step 4

Firmly pat down the soil so no air bubbles remain.

Step 5

Thoroughly water the flower so it can begin to establish a root system in its new location.

Things You'll Need

  • Gerber daisy seeds
  • Open flats or seed starters for indoor planting
  • Water
  • Trowel or small shovel
  • 3- to 4-inch flower pots (if desired)

References

  • Auburn Univeristy: Guide to growing gerber daisies
  • Do It Yourself: How to Grow Gerbera Daisy From Seeds
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