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Gerbera for April

01 April 2016 - Wedding Flowers, Wholesale Flowers

Flower of the Month - Gerbera

Our prediction for April has landed just in time and we are delighted to share with you the beauty of Gerbera flowers.

The Gerbera is part of the Asteraceae family and is unscented. A flower that resembles the common daisy, only loads bigger and tons more colourful. Last year, 900 million Gerbera flowers were grown in the Netherlands and there are currently around 600 different varieties of colour, shape and size. 

Gerbera are generally around 10cm in diameter with their little sister Germini around 6cm diameter.

You can find a huge number of Gerbera and Germini flowers to order on our website all year round.

How to care for Gerbera:

  • trim the stem diaganolly with a sharp knife or florists scissors
  • fill a clean glass with around 7cm of room temperature water
  • add the flowers to the vase
  • consider wiring the stems to keep them upright
  • ensure the room temperature is is no higher than 20C
  • keep the flowers away from direct sunlight, draughts and central heating
  • regularly change or top up the water

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