Facts About The Gerbera Flower

Gerberas have lots of bright colours, ranging from yellow to pink, or red to orange. Gerbera flowers evoke a sense of happiness.Gerberas are perennial flowering plants with large capitulum and 2 lipped ray florets. The capitulum of the flower appears as a single flower, but it is actually hundreds of individual flowers.

Flower comes from the family of Asters, Daisies, and the Sunflowers. The Gerbera has a wide distribution from Africa to Madagascar, tropical Asia and South America. Gerbera flowers are available in a variety of colours.

The meaning of the Gerbera flower include: innocence and purity, and daisies are also symbolic to beauty. However the Gerbera holds a meaning of excitement and cheer, which derives from the assortment of colours that are available.

The Gerbera is a very commercial flower and is the 5th most cut flower worldwide (after the rose, carnation, chrysanthemum and tulip). This plant attracts birds, bees, and butterflies.

Gerbera flowers come in 4 different forms:

* Single Flowers – This type of Gerbera has non-overlapping petals with a green centre. These are the most commonly found. * Double or Duplex – This type of Gerbera has a double row of overlapping petals with a green, black, or dark red eye. * Crested Doubles – The Crested doubles have two rows of overlapping petals, containing one or more inner rows of petals with green, black or dark red eye. * Full Crested Doubles – This type of Gerbera has solid overlapping rows of petals with an inner row diminishing in size, covering totally the eye.

Other Interesting Facts about the Gerbera flower:

* Gerberas are also known as Gerbera Daisies. * Gerbera Daisies come in a large assortment of colours; from yellow to orange, pink, red, white and many more beautiful bright colours. * Gerberas have a long flower vase life and are great to add some colour to any room or garden. * Gerbera flowers usually measure approximately 7 inches across. *The Gerbera seeds must be planted in small pots, until they get big enough to transfer them into flower beds.