gerbera daisies

Gerbera Daisies

DSCF1457The gerbera daisy is a cheerful, colorful blossom that has become synonymous with good cheer and welcome. Because daisies are also the quintessential children’s flower, the gerbera also comes with a message of innocence and is perfect for a child’s bedroom (so long as the child is old enough to handle having a vase in the room!)

Gerbera daisies come in many different colors—red, pink, white and yellow are just a few. A little similar to sunflowers in appearance, and related to sunflowers too, gerbera daisies can always be relied upon to bring a smile. This makes them great for “just because,” thank you and get well flowers.

Scotsman Robers Jameson first discovered the gerbera daisy in South Africa. It’s from him that the plant’s Latin name,  Gerbera jamesonii, is partially derived. The genus, or family name of the plant, along with the common name, comes from the German naturalist Traugott Gerber, who died young at the age of 33. It’s not quite known why the genus was named for him, since he did not discover it himself. There are around 30 wild species of the gerbera family.

Cultivation and breeding of the gerbera began in the late 19th century in England, producing the flower that we know today with its enhanced colors and shape. Today, the Netherlands and Colombia are the two biggest producers of gerberas, one of the most popular flowers used in arrangements today.

daFlores has a number of gerbera daisy arrangements that are guaranteed to please. Just pick out your favorite, click through on the thumbnail, and fill out the order form. If you want to let someone know you’re thinking of them, celebrate their birthday or any other special occasion, you cannot go wrong with a bouquet of beautiful, cheerful gerbera daisies. And if you order by noon local time for the country where the flowers will be delivered, we can in most cases deliver same-day!