Gerbera Growing As A Perennial

I have a Gerbera plant that is doing well and would like to propagate it. I went to the plant nursery to buy another perennial Gerbera and was told they're annuals. Mine doesn't know it is only supposed to last one year (that's why I'd like to have more of the same). Any suggestions? Thanks.


Hardiness Zone: 8a

Holly from Richardson, TX

October 16, 20080 found this helpful

I don't have the answer but lucky you!

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

I've got Gerbera Daisy as perennials also. I'm in South Alabama. But, they produce all year long.

All I do is pull out the dead stuff and TRY to get a rooting off of the flower stems. I've rooted them in water and ROOTONE. I started with 3 and have about 15.

Rootone is the trick as far as I'm concerned!!

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October 17, 20080 found this helpful

Hi, I am located in the Dallas area and have been pleasantly surprised for the last 5 or 6 years with a couple of gerberas. Originally they were a part of my Easter center piece. When I bought them they were in 4 inch pots, now they are each about 24" wide with lots of stems. Does anyone know if I can divide them? If so, when is a good time?

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October 18, 20080 found this helpful

Try going to Google ... propagating perennials.

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October 19, 20080 found this helpful

In your area they are perennials. Most garden centers treat them as annuals because they want you to buy more next year. Google 'Gerbera jamesonii' and see what you can find.

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

Hello Holly,

I received a gerbera daisy plant as a gift last year and it has returned as a perennial. I live in zone 6a. I plan to buy another gerbera next year. Aren't we lucky?


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November 12, 20080 found this helpful

Well established Gerbera Daisy Flowers can be easily divided by gently separating the plant at the root/crown area and re-potting. Use clean knife while dormant in winter.

During hard winter with frosts, leave dividing til early spring.

I like idea from Karen55 of using rootone - sounds like something worth trying. Gerberas can be both perennial or annuals depending on growing conditions.

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