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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Few Facts About Gerbera Daisies

  • Also known as the African Daisy, Gerberas have approximately 30 species in the wild. 
  • Gerberas come in a variety of colours, but are not naturally found in blue hues. 
  • The Gerbera Daisy was discovered in the year 1884 near Barberton, South Africa, by Robert Jameson.
  • The flower heads can be a small as 7cm (known as the mini gerbera) or as large as 12cm (known as the Golden Serena Gerbera)
  • The Gerbera Daisy is the 5th most commonly used cut flower for floral arrangements. 
  • The Gerbera Daisy is used as a model organism when studying flower formation. 
  • Gebera Daisies soak up water through their stems and essentially begin to weaken and decay if the water is too deep.
  • Gerbera Daisies symbolize happiness, and are an absolute must for cheerful arrangements!

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