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Gerbera daisies, with their large blooming heads and vibrant array of colors, stand out from the more diminutive and traditional daisy varieties. Known scientifically as Gerbera jamesonii, they differ from regular daisies in their size, color variety, and the fact that each flower stem typically supports a single bloom. At Hoover Fisher Florist, we favor gerbera daisies for our floral bouquets due to their bold presence and long vase life, making them a popular choice for events and home decor alike.

Gerbera daisies are native to South Africa and were discovered at the end of the 19th century. The name “Gerbera” is derived from German naturalist Traugott Gerber who first classified these flowers in the 18th century. These flowers belong to the sunflower family and can grow up to 18 inches tall with a stem diameter of 4 inches. They come in a range of colors, from bright yellows and oranges to soft pinks and purples, making them perfect for adding a pop of color to any arrangement.

In addition to their stunning appearance, gerbera daisies also have various meanings and symbolism attached to them. They are often associated with cheerfulness, innocence, and purity, making them a popular choice for congratulations and get well soon bouquets. They are also believed to bring joy and positive energy into the home, which is why they are commonly used in decor for special occasions such as weddings.
These flowers are also known for their long vase life, with proper care they can last up to two weeks. To extend their lifespan, it is important to keep their stems hydrated in fresh water and trim them every few days. They also prefer bright, indirect light and should be kept away from drafts or extreme temperatures.

Gerbera daisies are not only beautiful but also have many health benefits. The plant itself has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as inflammation, skin conditions, and even colds and flu. The flowers are also believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making them a popular choice for aromatherapy.


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