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October 09, 2020 2 min read

The Gerbera daisy is atype of daisy that originates in Africa -  In 1727, the plant was discovered in Africa by Mr. Gronovius, a botanist from Leiden, who called the plant after his colleague, a German botanist and medical doctor, Traugott Gerber. In 1827 the flower was introduced to the United Kingdom, and there the production was further refined and cultivated. Since 1950, the Netherlands is the largest country in the field of Gerbera development. In 1975, the Gerbera Daisy has become a very popular cut flower, and many Gerberas were exported. Gerbera belongs to the genus Asteraceae and is a non-fragrant flower.

In the present day, they are cultivated all over the world and known for their bright colors and a pleasant aesthetic. Most gerbera daisies that you come across today are probably a hybrid of Gerbera jamesonii and Gerbera viridifolia. Some popular varieties under the Gerber genus are the Transvaal daisy and the lollipop Gerber.

Gerbera daisies can reach from eight to 24 inches tall and the flowers grow from two to five inches across. They can be grown both indoors and outdoors and are commonly used as cut flowers in Easter bouquets. They come in white, yellow, orange, and pink hues.

Characterized by large flowering heads that closely resemble those of sunflowers,gerbera daisies come in a vibrant rainbow of colors. Bright pink, snow white, sunny yellow, and ruby red are just a few of the gorgeous colors that these happy flowers boast. The gerbera currently ranks as the fifth most popular flower in the world behindroses, carnations,chrysanthemums, andtulips. Sending these gerbera daisies is the perfect way to brighten someone’s day.

 

Gerbera Daisy Meaning

The meaning stems from the general daisy family and stands for innocence and purity, as well as being a classic symbol of beauty. However, the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which is attributed to the numerous colors. They are believed to lessen everyday stressors.

The gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which is attributed to their perky variety of colors. An assorted bouquet of gerbera daisies can quickly lift the spirit and are an ideal way to brighten someone’s day.

 

Symbolism

The symbolism of the gerbera daisy is the simple beauty of a very happy life. Throughout history, the gerbera daisy has symbolized the innocent hearts of children, attributed to the white gerbera, and, happiness and gratefulness for the life you have been given. The meaning is more energized than contentedness or mellowness. It is happiness that bubbles, fizzes, and pops with joyous surprises. There is an energetic playfulness to these flowers, which is evidentin all their radiant colors. These are not flowers for regrets. These flowers are a celebration of life!