Barberton Daisy Growers is situated in Barberton, Mpumalanga … at the foot of the Makhonjwa mountains, home of the original Barberton Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii)
History of the Barberton Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii)
The Barberton Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii) was discovered in 1878 near Barberton and is therefore referred to in the English speaking community as the Barberton Daisy or the Transvaal Daisy. The genus name Gerbera is in honor of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber, and the species was named after Robert Jameson who collected live specimens while on a prospecting expedition to the Barberton district in 1884
The Barberton Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is a perennial with deeply lobed dark green leaves covered with silky hairs arising from a crown. The striking open flat flowers are borne on long stalks. The flower petals are dominantly red, orange/red and pink, but it also comes in a variety of vividly colored natural hybrids in shades of pink, yellow, orange, cream and pure white. If grown in the right conditions, the plants will flower for many months from early Spring, through Summer and Autumn. The Barberton Daisy is a sub-tropical plant but can be grown in most parts of South Africa. They might even tolerate light frost but are not affected by maximum temperatures and can tolerate harsh sunlight, although the hybrids prefer dappled shade. The relative humidity should average 65%. Barberton Daisies prefer well-drained soil mixed with plenty of organic material.
Availability Of The Plant (Gerbera Jamesonii)
Plants are available throughout the year and can be supplied ‘ex open ground’ and send per courier throughout South Africa or you can pay us a visit at the nursery and pick your plant that’s been grown in a 4.5-liter plant bag.