You probably recognise Gerbera.. perhaps you’ve bought a bunch of them at the supermarket before now, or even had them in your wedding flowers? But, did you know there’s a brand new breed of Gerbera which can be grown in the garden all year round, and they’re as easy to grow as Lupins!
One company have dedicated their whole business to breeding a brand-new category of flower. That flower is the Gerbera Garvinea Series. This African Daisy is now suitable for growing in borders and patio pots and is more colourful than ever!
Clump forming, bushy plants certainly earn their place in the border, often stretching out to give 3 seasons of flowers too. Plants can have more than 30 blooms on at any one time. And those colours, sheesh, they are almost every colour of the rainbow!
If you are planning a staycation this summer, you’ll be looking to decorate your patio with a holiday feel. What better than the tropical looks of Gerbera??
Even for a beginner, these plants are quite easy to grow. Just make sure you give them a sunny position in the garden, and water them steadily. The key to success is watering the plants from below. So you’ll need to water into a saucer, rather than from above the plants.
Plants are not only suitable to go outdoors, but they are also hardy, this means they will come back every year. They are in essence as easy to grow as any shrub or perennial in your garden!
With something as beautiful and simple to grow as this Gerbera, your existing border plants will soon be quaking in their boots! It’s time to remix your border!!
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Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook.