The Gerbera daisy is one of those rare flowers that simply looks too amazing to be real. The huge blossoms, vibrant colors and sparkling foliage are striking even from a distance, and the closer you get the more evident the beauty becomes.
Over the years the Gerbera daisy has gained even more popularity, not only among floral professionals and flower arrangers but among the general public as well. Today this unique blossom is among the five most popular flowers in the entire world, found in just about every country on earth and beloved for its brilliance and timeless beauty.
The significance of the Gerbera daisy goes far beyond its stunning appearance. The Gerbera daisy has come to symbolize purity and innocence, making it a staple of bridal bouquets. This flower is also a symbol of cheerfulness, making it perfect for a friend or colleague who could use a pick me up after a tough day.
If you are looking for a special gift that is sure to be appreciated, a bouquet of Gerbera daisies is the perfect choice. If you have never seen a Gerbera daisy before, you will certainly remember the first time you encounter one. The most striking feature of the Gerbera daisy is its oversize head – think of a perfect sunflower in a miniature version.
The large flowering heads of the Gerbera daisy come in a rainbow of vibrant colors, from bright pinks and sunny yellows to ruby reds and perfect whites. These colorful flowers can be arranged and rearranged in a myriad of different ways, so you can create a new look with just a few minutes of work.
The Gerbera daisy dates back to 1884, when the first one was discovered near Barberton in South Africa. The discoverer was Robert Jameson, a Scotsman exploring the region. If you are wondering why it is the Gerbera daisy and not the Jameson daisy, know that the scientific name of the flower is Gerbera jamesonil. The Gerbera part of the name is in honor of Traugott Gerber, a noted German naturalist.
For more than a century florists everywhere have been working with these spectacular blooms and large vibrant flowers, and now you can bring a little bit of that timeless beauty into your own home in the Lone Star Living bouquet.
Gerbera Daisies are categorized in 4 different groups depending on their forms;
• Single Flowers – have non-overlapping petals with a green centre.
• Double or Duplex – have a double row of overlapping petals with a green, black, or dark red eye.
• Crested Doubles – have two rows of overlapping petals, containing one or more inner rows of petals with green, black or dark red eye.
• Full Crested Doubles – have solid overlapping rows of petals with an inner row diminishing in size, covering totally the eye.