With their large blossoms in a myriad of colors, it’s easy to see why gerbera daisies are so popular. They rank fifth as the most used cut flower in the world after the rose, carnation, chrysanthemum and tulip.
mixed gerbera daisies accented with wax flower in a ceramic pot
Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family Asteraceae. If you look at a sunflower and gerbera, you can see the family resemblance. They were discovered in 1884 in South Africa. There are approximately 30 species in the wild, growing in South America, Africa, Madagascar and the tropical regions of Asia.
Today, thousands of crossbred cultivars exist in various sizes and shapes. Colors include white, yellow, orange, red, pink and some have multi-colored petals. It is a model organism when studying flower formation.
The Gerbera daisy is very popular and widely used as both a decorative garden plant and as a cut flower. They are beautiful in wedding designs and formal arrangements. Gerbera work well with other flowers, yet they can stand on their own, too.
orange gerbera daisies with blue delphinium in a Denver Broncos-themed wedding
Daisies generally symbolize innocence, purity and beauty, but the gerbera daisy also means cheerfulness.
yellow gerbera daisies floating with candles in a glass bubble bowl
Some easy ideas for the DIY designer: float some blossoms in a bowl, place a single blossom in a martini glass or rose bowl or simply place a bunch of stems in a tall vase for some instant cheerful color spots.
easy component design with gerbera daisies, candles, red aluminum wire and stemware
top view of the gerbera daisy in a component design
Right now, we are offering Gerbera Daisies as our Pick of the Month. Come into any Gainan’s location, pick up some daisies and add some color to your home or office.
bunches of gerbera daisies in vases
a zen design of pink gerbera daisies, moss green carnations and horsetail in a silver bowl