Lovely Gerbera Flowers

This flower was named after the German botanist Traugott Gerber. When I was still young our neighbor had these flowers and we call it daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as African Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, and Barberton Daisy.

Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. The domesticated cultivars are mostly a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia. The cross is known as Gerbera hybrida. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours.

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