Orange Gerbera - A Guide to Orange Gerberas
Orange gerbera daisies are striking flowers. They make you smile every time you look at them and cheer you up in an instant. With such a rich bloom, they induce creativity and vitality!
Orange Gerbera Daisy Description
- Family: Asteraceae
- Origin: The orange gerbera daisy was first discovered in Barberton, South Africa, in 1884, by Robert Jameson. However, the name of the orange gerbera comes from the 18th century German naturalist, Traugot Gerber.
- Sun exposure: Orange gerbera daisies grow best with full sun exposure.
- Height: Orange gerbera daisies grow from 15 to 45 cm.
- Soil: Orange gerbera daisies' soil must drain very well, be neutral or even slightly acidic.
- Leaves: Orange gerbera daisy leaves are rich green in color, funky in shape and curly on the sides.
- Blooming time: Orange gerbera daisies’ blooming period is in spring, although they can be found in florists’ shops all year long.
- Maintenance: Keep orange gerbera daisy soil moist, but not wet as if it has too much water it may rotten and if it has too little, it can dry.
- Propagation method: Orange gerbera daisies may be propagated by seed, rooted stem cuttings or crown division.
Orange Gerbera Daisy Species
All in all, there are about thirty gerbera daisy species out in the wild from which we can find the Jamesonii type, Crocea type, single, double and full crested flowers. Orange gerbera daisies may be found under names like Barberton Daisy, Gerbera Burchellii or Gerbera Nervosa.
Orange Gerbera Daisy Meaning
Orange gerbera daisies are a symbol of warmth, fascination and creativity. They are ideal for representing kindness, tenderness and cordial love. A mixture between yellow and red, orange is exactly what is needed and what you can offer your best friend!
Orange Gerbera Daisies Arrangements
Orange gerbera daisy arrangements are perfect for Halloween. They go exquisite with black witches and
orange pumpkins and black roses.
Other than that, orange gerbera daisy arrangements can be used as table centerpieces in weddings, or as decorative elements in other celebrations. If you want to mix them with other flowers, try carnations, roses and lilies. A rich basket of orange gerbera daisies and yellow lilies can be amazing.
Also, mix purple iris in your orange gerbera daisy arrangements, the contrast is quite a lovely one and it will surely make an impression on the human eye.
Orange Gerbera Daisy Bouquets
A dozen orange gerbera daisy bouquet is what you are looking for! All the orange gerbera daisy bouquets
are filled with warmth and happiness. And if you really want to take these feelings to another level, try
mixing your orange gerbera daisies with yellow lilies, or even better, with white lilies or calla lilies.
A round orange gerbera daisy bouquet will look marvelous with white roses in the middle, surrounded by orange gerbera daisies on the side. Now if you want to go a little further, mix orange gerbera daisies with purple wild flowers. The vibrancy in your bouquet will wake up waves of cheers.
Orange Gerbera Daisies in Gardens
Orange gerbera daisies must be planted in a sunny place, just before the first frost. They should be kept
wet, but not overwatered and receive the enough amount of light that they need. So when planting, make sure
you keep in mind all of these things.
For a colorful garden, mix your orange gerbera daisy flowerbeds with wild flowers ones, the result will be like a scene from a 70’s movie, bright and happy!
Keep your orange gerbera daisies in a clean vase. Replace the water every three days and keep them away
from warmth and sun, as they tend to lean towards any source of natural light and thus, misshape themselves.
In this way, your cut orange gerbera daisies may last up to 14 days, fresh and healthy looking.
Orange gerbera daisies are strong flowers. They are sincere and in the mean time, very dynamic. A wonderful choice to give to your art teacher or to your long lost friend!