Gerbera Daisy Facts and Myths

Posted:: September 22, 2014

Gerbera Daisies are one of the most popular flowers in a flower shop. They come in an array of vivid colors and have a round, happy appearance. Gerberas are one flower that is sure to brighten up any day.

Fact – Gerbera Daisies are grown in South America and also in Canada. Though Canadian gerberas tend to be slightly more expensive, they are worth their asking price. The greenhouses in Canada have perfected the art of growing flowers and provide us with larger flowers and sturdier stems.

Myth – Gerbera Daisies stems need to be held up by plastic straws.

Fact – Gerbera Daisies bought from a reputable grower and handled correctly will stand straight with no aid from plastic straws.

Myth – Gerberas don’t last very long.

Fact – Gerbera Daisies cause the water they are in to become dirty quickly. Frequent water changes can keep gerbera daisies alive for between one week and ten days.