Gerber daisies have beautiful blooms that create floral arrangements and bouquets of extraordinary vibrancy. Their hues and colors are vast and include pink, yellow, orange, red, and white. The bright green stalk is rather tall, around 19 inches, and the bloom is 3 1/2 to 4 inches wide. Gerber daisies, with the right care, will bloom throughout the summer and into the fall.
Plant gerber daisies in a container, or garden spot, free of other plants that will inhibit the flowering process by competing for needed nutrients. Gerber daisies don't like to compete with other flowers and need more room for growth than most plants.
Place them in full sunlight for at least four hours a day; gerber daisy blooms require full sunlight so they don't droop. Full sun also produces more blooms on the gerber daisy.
Fertilize the daisies once every two to three weeks using African violet fertilizer. This fertilizer is ideal for gerber daisies and will encourage hardy and long-lasting flowers.
Water the gerber daisies to maintain a moist soil environment. If outside in a garden, place a soaker hose nearby to ensure the flowers remain wet and moist. Moist soil will create a more productive daisy.
Encourage more flowers by cutting the daisies while in bloom for use in floral arrangements. Cutting is the equivalent of deadheading, which will promote more flowers.
To deadhead, cut the dead blooms using pruning shears as soon as they begin to wilt. Cut off the flower head above the main set of leaves.This process will encourage the daisy to produce more blooms the next cycle.
Things You Will Need
- Gerber daisy
- Soaker hose
- Pruning shears
- When cutting your daisies, use pruning shears and cut at a 45 degree angle. This will create more surface area, allowing more water into the stalk of the flower.