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GERBERA jamesonii 'Lollipop Mango'

Image of Gerbera jamesonii 'Lollipop Mango' (LOLLIPOP SERIES)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

GERBERA jamesonii 'Lollipop Mango'( LOLLIPOP SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Barberton Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Gerbera daisy is a favorite cutflower and tender perennial for containers and mixed beds. It is a South African native, so it grows best in places where summers are cool.

When growing conditions are favorable, it bears large daisies year-round (with peaks in late spring and late fall). These may be red, orange, yellow, white or pink and appear above evergreen mounds of large, shallowly lobed, dark green leaves. Flowers have very large centers, often in contrasting colors, that may be red, yellow, orange, white, pink or near black. Spent flowers should be removed to encourage flowering.

Plants prefers fertile, well drained soil and full to part sun. When cultivated in a greenhouse gerbera daisy grows best in a soil-based potting mix, cool ambient temperatures and filtered bright light. Plants 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

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • 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

    White, Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Rose, Salmon

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • 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