Gerbera daisies are versatile blooms that are often used as a focal flower in arrangements. They’re also popular in bouquets, particularly if you’re seeking a cheerful, fun look! This bloom also represents innocence and purity.
Gerberas offer an incredibly wide array of colors such as white, orange, yellow, dark and light pink, burgundy, red, purple and some bicolor tones that include white with pink, yellow or red, just to name a few! We also offer a few other gerbera varieties as well, like spider gerberas, gerrondos, calendula and gerbera blooms.
All of these varieties offer their own unique texture.
Gerbera Daisy Availability
One of the great things about this flower is that it is available year-round.
Bloom Size and Stem Length
The average head size of this flower is between 3 to 5 inches and the stem length averages 20 inches. Each stem will feature one bloom and the center of the bloom can range from yellow to green, and from burgundy- brown to black.
Ideal Delivery Date
Since these flowers come ready to go, we suggest selecting a delivery date that is two days prior to your event date. For example, if your event is on Saturday, then the recommend delivery date would be Thursday. This will allow the flowers to hydrate completely before working with them.
How to Care for Gerbera Daisies
1. Upon arrival, gather your buckets or vases and fill them up with four inches of fresh, cool water. If flower food is available, follow package directions and add to water.
2. Cut any straps or ties and remove the flowers from the box. Any netting or protective packaging, such as plastic or paper, can also be removed at this time. The gerbera daisies may come with a straw, as they are used to keep the stems straight by offsetting the daisy’s natural droop. You can choose to remove the straws now or keep them on until ready to arrange.
3. Use sharp floral shears or scissors to cut the stems at a diagonal. We recommend cutting about an inch off of each stem. After you trim the stems, place immediately into your prepared buckets or vases but make sure to not overcrowd the flowers.
Helpful Tips for Long-lasting Flowers
Gerber Daisies will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival so make sure you keep an eye on the water level. To prevent premature wilting, make sure to change the water every 2-3 days. The color of the water will be an indicator of when to add fresh water.
Keep gerberas away from fruits, vegetables and/or plants that produce ethylene gas. Ethylene in the surrounding area could cause your gerberas to mature faster. And, of course, keep flowers away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.