Gerberas (Gerbera jamesonii), with their bright happy flowers and blooms that sit high on upright stems, are a favourite as a cut flower and in the garden as well. Easy to grow in the home garden they are a great feature for kids, garden edges or in a cottage style garden.


How to grow gerberas in a garden

  1. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. As gerbera seeds require light to germinate, press lightly into the mix and water well. 
  2. Water gently and keep moist through germination period. To retain moisture, cover the mix with glass or plastic cling wrap.
  3. While the seedlings are growing, choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food.
  4. Allow the seedlings to grow to at least 5 cm before transplanting.
  5. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 40cm apart. Water in well.
  6. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw.
  7. Feed during the growing and flowering season with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.
     
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How to grow gerberas in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and deep. Position in full sun to part shade.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. As gerbera seeds require light to germinate, plant the seeds directly into the pot by pressing them lightly into the mix. Water in well. 
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period. To retain moisture, cover the mix with glass or plastic cling wrap.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.

Yates varieties

Gerbera 'Colour Mix'

Gerberas, with their colourful daisy flowers sitting on top of upright stems, are some of the most popular cut flowers.


Growing tips

  • Ensure the spot you have chosen to plant your seedlings has excellent drainage.
  • Gerberas do not like to have wet feet. Ensure that your planting area has good drainage.
  • Mulch with coarse material or gravel to avoid splashback onto plant.
  • Water around the base of the plant and ensure that you keep the crown dry. This will reduce fungal issues.
  • Remove spent flowers to encourage further blooms.

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English Daisy

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Echinacea

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Virginian Stock

Bright pink, purple, and white blooms prolifically cover this flowering annual in spring and summer. They're easy to grow and are perfectly suited to garden beds, borders and pots.


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Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.