Gerbera Daisies, with their large, vibrant blossoms are a staple in the cut flower world. Looking almost too amazing to be real, this flower comes in a rainbow of vibrant colours – sunny yellow, pure white, pretty pinks (both light and hot), vivid red, brilliant orange, lovely lavender and soft peach, making it one of the five most popular cut flowers in the entire world along with roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and tulips.
Native to South Africa but found in just about every country on earth, the Gerbera Daisy is both a member of the daisy family and also related to sunflowers and marigolds. The genus name, Gerbera was named in honor of the 18th century German naturalist, Traugott Gerbera.
Gerbera Daisies are beloved for their brilliance and timeless beauty. There are different patterns and forms of blooms; some have so many layers of petals that they look like miniature sunflowers. Along with the wide variety of petal colours, there is also variation in center eye color of the bloom with green, cream, or dark brown being the most common.
Since Victorian times, a special meaning has been attached to flowers. Each flower or flower colour is a symbolic representation of an emotion or expression. In nature, the Gerbera Daisy is a favourite with bees and butterflies giving it the symbol of purity, innocence, beauty and cheerfulness. Its colour variations have individual meanings as well:
Yellow Gerbera Flower: Joy, happiness and energy
Red Gerbera Flower: Love and dedication
Pink Gerbera Flower: Inspiration and kind regards
White Gerbera Flower: Purity, virtue and simplicity
Orange Gerbera Flower: Sunshine and brightness
Purple Gerbera Flower: Admiration and respect
The Gerbera Daisy is also the astrological flower for Scorpios and the birth month flower for those born in April.
Perfect Flower for All Occasions
A bouquet of Gerbera Daisies is the perfect choice to lighten the spirits and give hope. Along with having a very long vase life, these dynamic and dramatic blossoms create a stunning display of colour and delight either on their own or with a mixture of other flowers. Their cheerful look brightens any location and makes any day special.
Available all year round, every season and every occasion can be delightfully captured by this wonderful, versatile flower.
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