Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gerber Daisies

Gerber Daisy
Gerbera jamesonii
(GER-ber-uh) (jay-mess-OWN-ee-eye)
Today's Flowers

For the fourth time this year Gerber Daisies are appearing on this site. They are a very photogenic flower. There are over 300 varieties of these Daisies grown for the florist trade now. The species originates in South Africa and is named after the 18th century German naturalist Dr. Traugott Gerber.


These photos were taken inside a greenhouse. I have only seen these Daisies used as potted plants but they must look nice as a bedding plant. We plant a small cutting garden at one house and I think that a few Gerber’s would look nice in there. They will certainly produce some camera fodder. Is it too early to start thinking about next spring?


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17 comments:

Janet said...

My mom has a Gerbera that is very frilly petaled. I will need to get a picture of it.
Here in Virginia some folks have Gerberas in the garden and they come back each year!

SandyCarlson said...

Each one of these is a party in itself.

Gill - That British Woman said...

WOW, the first and last are my favourites!!

Gill in Canada

Carletta said...

Lovely! Such an array of color. The second one is my favorite with the little bits strewn around the center.
My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Amy said...

Beautiful photos! I love gerber daisies.

Lui said...

Wow!
They are simply gorgeous!
I am visiting with my dog Bogart.

Regina said...

Great macro! So vibrant.

VALKYRIEN said...

These are truly beautiful flowers, all of them! Great shots!

Gunilla said...

Beautiful flowers. Fantastic colours. I really like them all.

Thanks for sharing.

Gunilla in Sweden

Pagan Sphinx said...

Perfect, all of them. Hard to decide which is more festive.

i beati said...

so hardy so bright I love them sandy

Nance said...

your photography is just amazing! so vivid and detailed. love 'em!

Pat said...

I love the hot pink gerber daisies--received one as a birthday gift once, but I haven't been able to find either seed packets or seedlings of them in nurseries. I didn't know they came in other colors!

Arija said...

I love them all, but the last one with the sugar frosting is so very pretty.

Tulip said...

i love all the colorful colors of gerberas.

Snowcatcher said...

Lovely photos and composition!

florist Philippines said...

wow! this flower was so lovely,i like their color,nice post!

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