Gerbera Diasies for Texas

Gerbera Daisies for Texas

Gerbera Daisies do very well in Texas as a perennial.  Treat them with the same care and respect you would provide to an annual.  They can use a bit of shade (they are not cacti)!   Give them some liquid fertilizer after each bloom period for healthier blooms and expect them to rebloom all summer.
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Gerberas are expert communicators.  When they need water, and they need a lot of it, they will wilt down.  They can actually thrive in full sun but they require profuse amounts of water to live in our Texas sun.  Their roots are shallow, obviously, consequently the surface water evaporates in Texas summers.  Planting them in a bit of shade, not so much for the plant but to protect the moisture available to them in the ground is effective as is MULCHING.  Anything you can do to protect their access to moisture  will ensure their survival and bloom production.
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Planting your Gerberas with your roses is an excellent idea for Texas.  Their water needs and mulching requirements are very similar.

Gerbera Dallas Plant Trials Approved Series

  • Gerbera Drakensberg series
  • Gerbera Garvinea series
  • Gerbera Jaguar Orange Picotee
  • Gerbera Jaguar Rose Dark Center
  • Gerbera Royal series
  • Gerbera Funtastic Canary
  • Gerbera Funtastic Mango
See:  Dallas Plant Trials  http://www.dallasplanttrials.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/home.showpage/pageID/40/index.htm
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