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How to Transplant a Gerbera Daisy

By Barbara Raskauskas ; Updated September 21, 2017

Gerbera Daisy, also known as Gerbera Jamesonii or Gerber Daisy, is a native of South Africa. In the United States, Gerbera Daisy is considered an annual accept in the warmer winter states of the Deep South where it is considered a perennial. The daisy-like blooms can be 2 to 5 inches across and consist of multiple layers of petals in white or shades of yellow, pink, magenta or orange. Cuttings of these long stemmed flowers can be used in floral arrangements. Transplant Gerbera Daisy as you would any annual.

Measure the widest part of the plant’s foliage using a ruler or the hand spade as a gauge.

Choose a sunny, well-drained location to transplant the Gerbera Daisy.

Dig the hole as wide and deep as the measurement you took.

Return to the plant and dig it up by pushing the hand spade into the ground at the widest point of the foliage. Dig down at least 6 inches or the width of the foliage, whichever is greater to get all the roots.

Place the Gerbera Daisy into the previously created hole, adjusting the height and width as needed so the plant is in the ground at the same level as before. Backfill the hole and lightly press down on dirt around the plant.

Water thoroughly and continue to water about every 10 days unless there is a saturating rain.


Things You Will Need

  • Hand spade
  • Ruler


  • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage new blooms.

About the Author


Barbara Raskauskas's favorite pursuits are home improvement, landscape design, organic gardening and blogging. Her Internet writing appears on SASS Magazine, AT&T and various other websites. Raskauskas is active in the small business she and her husband have owned since 2000 and is a former MS Office instructor.