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When Are Gerber Daisies in Season?

By Ilana Boyum
Bright and colorful, Gerber daisies are popular cut flowers.

The bright, beautiful blooms of Gerber daisies are a welcome addition to any bouquet or garden. One of the best known members of the sunflower family, Gerber daisies enjoy a particularly long growing and blooming season in the right climate.

Geographic Locations

Gerber daisies are considered tender perennials.

Although found around the globe, Gerber daisies are native to Transvaal, South Africa. There are more than 30 varieties of Gerber daisy, which can be found in areas of Asia, Madagascar and South America as well. With the growing popularity of their bright, happy blooms, Gerber daisies are now planted all around the globe.

Temperature Requirements

Gerber daisies are reasonably hardy plants and are technically considered perennials when grown in the right climate. Gerber daisies like the temperature to be between 59 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. In areas that remain in roughly this range throughout the year, the flowers will die out over the winter, only to come back in the spring. In climates that are less mild, Gerber daisies can still be perennial, provided that they are brought inside to weather the more extreme temperatures.

Blooming Season

Regardless where you grow Gerber daisies, they enjoy a relatively long blooming season, which typically spans from March until the last frost. Once a plant begins to flower, it will generally continue to produce beautiful blooms for approximately six weeks, so having multiple plants that are at different points in the bloom cycle in your garden is preferable if you want to enjoy flowers for the full season.

 

About the Author

 

A seasoned freelance writer, Ilana Boyum got her first writing job in the sports department at the "Sun Sentinel Newspaper" in 1993. In 1998 she began working as a copywriter at a small ad agency, and was quickly promoted to head copywriter. Boyum attended Florida Atlantic University.