Friday 14 September 2012

Flower of the Week

Gerbera Daisy

Common Name: Gerbera

Botanical Name: African Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, Barberton Daisy

Colours: Yellow, Orange, White, Red and Pink

Origin: South Africa

This pretty little flower was named in honour of the German botanist Traugott Gerber. It is the fifth most popular cut flower in the world and is available all year round. They are available with a large head or a small head known as germini. These bright and happy flowers come in intense vibrant colours as well as soft pastel hues. The Gerbera is a sensitive flower and it's longevity will depend on how its cared for. It is much loved for its daisy like appearance and cheerfulness.