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GERBERA jamesonii 'Festival Orange'

Image of Gerbera jamesonii 'Festival Orange' (FESTIVAL SERIES)

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

GERBERA jamesonii 'Festival Orange'( FESTIVAL SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Barberton Daisy, Festival Gerbera Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

General Description

Festival Orange gerbera daisy is a compact tender perennial that is ideal for containers and mixed beds. It produces very large orange daisies year-round (with blooming peaks in late spring and late fall). These have orange to yellow centers and appear above evergreen mounds of large, shallowly lobed, dark green leaves. Spent flowers should be removed to encourage further blooms.

Plants prefer cool weather, fertile, well drained soil and full to part sun. When cultivated in a greenhouse they grow best in soil-based potting mix, cool ambient temperatures and filtered bright light. They are highly susceptible to whitefly, especially when grown indoors.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    11 - 12

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    South Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Orange

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No