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A South African gerbera, grown for its large brightly coloured daisy-like flowers.
- ‘Also known as African or Transvaal daisies, they come in a choice of cream, orange, pink, red and yellow flowers, often measuring 3, 4 or even 5 inches across.’
- ‘Over 95 percent of grown flowers are chrysanthemums, gladiolus, tuberoses, dahlias, eustoma, Carnations, lilies, roses, baby's breath, flamingo flowers, Transvaal daisies, and bird of paradise.’
- ‘Native to South Africa, this species of gerbera daisy (also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton daisy) is a stemless, clump-forming, tender perennial.’
- ‘Also commonly called Gerbera daisies, Transvaal daisies or Barberton daisies, the genus contains over 70 species distributed from Africa to Madagascar into tropical Asia and South America.’
- ‘The plant is native to South Africa (Transvaal and Cape Province), and this accounts for the alternative names Transvaal daisy and African daisy.’
- ‘If your budget is healthy you may also like to make beds of Transvaal daisies and gerbera.’
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