I have been following this Gerber daisy plant with my camera for the past few weeks. These photos are posted with most recent at the top – you can watch the Gerber daisy bloom through my photos. My daughter and my husband originally bought this plant three Mother’s Days ago – it has survived two winters. At the bottom of this post, you can see what it looked like in the beginning of Spring 2015. The top photo was taken September 18, 2015.
September 16, 2015
After a lovely day of rain:
September 11, 2015
September 10, 2015
September 9, 2015
This is where the gerber daisy plant started last spring:
March 29, 2015
How it looked two years ago (and virtually visit our sukkah):
Finally a few fun facts from Wikipedia:
Gerbera is a genus of plants in the Asteraceae (daisy family). It was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber | (1710-1743) who travelled extensively in Russia and was a friend of Carolus Linnaeus.
Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African Daisy.
Gerbera is important commercially. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation.