Posted by: scentandviolet January 17th, 2017
The Gerbera Daisy is one of the world’s most popular flowers with its sturdy stems and beautiful petals that come in a range of colors that include soft pastels like pale pink, peach, and yellow as well as vibrant shades of red, purple, maroon, off-white, and hot pink. These daisies make a lovely addition to your garden or scattered throughout your house as potted plants or fresh-cut bouquets.
The History of the Gerbera Daisy
The daisies are also called the African Daisy, Barberton Daisy or Transvaal Daisy because of their discovery on the African continent in the 1800s by Scotsman Robert Jameson. Jameson is suspected of sending the flower to the Botanical Gardens of Cambridge, England where the daisy was named Gerbera jamesonii after both Jameson and the naturalist Traugott Gerber.
The Gerbera Daisy was bred and cultivated in England to enhance the quality, color, and variations of the blooms. Today the primary distributors of Gerbera Daisies are the Netherlands, Columbia, and the United States.
Fun Facts about the Gerbera Daisy
The Gerbera Daisy is the fifth most popular flower in the world and symbolizes happiness. The daisies come in a wide variety of natural colors except blue and green. The daisies can also grow wild. As members of the Asters-Asteraceae family the flowers put oxygen into the air at night, so put one in your room for a good night’s sleep.
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