Up for sale is one pack of 25 California Giant Gerbera Daisy. A tender perennial for zones 8-10, and annual for zones 4-7, California Giant Gerbera daisies have very tall 24" stems with classic Gebera colors of white, pink, red, orange, and yellow.
PLEASE NOTE: Gerbera daisies require a very specific way for the seeds to be sown so please read the directions below before germinating. Also note the soil temperatures as you need to maintain a soil temp of at least 70 degrees at all times (day and night) for these to germinate. Sowing outdoors or indoors where you air temperature drops below 75 (day and night) will ensure your seeds will not germinate.
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Soil temperature: 70 degrees fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Light
Germination days: 14 days
Weeks indoor: 8 weeks
Seed Depth: 1/16"
Seed Spacing: 12"
Plant height: 24''
Plant type: Tender Perennial/Annual
Maturation days: 50 days
For all zones we recommend you start these in pots 8 weeks before your last frost in spring. For zones with a long growing season you can also direct sow these into your garden.
The seeds are long and narrow with a wide end and a very fine pointed end. When starting in pots, or in the garden, insert the wide end of the seed straight into your potting mix until the fine pointed end is out of your soil approximately 1/8" as these need light to germinate. Water pots from below and keep the soil temperature at least 70 degrees. Once your seedling is 2" tall, and has at least two leaf sets, you can transplant into your garden or into larger pots. If in very hot zones like 9-10 they will do better if planted in your garden where they can get afternoon shade. Geberas dislike soggy roots so sow in a high part of your garden and incorporate some coarse sand into your garden bed to encourage good drainage.
If in colder zone 4-7 you can treat these an annuals or dig up and overwinter like Dahlia and then replant in your garden the following spring.