Flower Spotlight: Gerbera
Daisies have been around for a long time and are a popular choice among florists, especially the Gerbera daisy! They come in a wide array of colors, making them beautiful additions to any flower arrangement. Keep reading to learn more about their origin, meaning, and some interesting facts:
Gerbera daisies originate from South Africa, where they were discovered by Robert Jameson in 1884. While Jameson made the discovery, Gerberas are actually named after German botanist Traugott Gerber. There are about 40 documented species of Gerbera, some of them still native to the South African area where they were first discovered.
Gerberas come from the sunflower family and always turn towards the sun, tracking it east to west.
While they might look like one flower, Gerberas are actually a cluster of hundreds of individual flowers.
Gerberas come in all colors naturally, except for blue. If you see a blue Gerbera, it’s artificial.
Daisies are generally associated with innocence and purity. They are also seen as a classic symbol of beauty. Gerbera Daisies, more specifically, mean cheerfulness. This is due to their variety of colors and the belief that they can lessen everyday stress.
With their variety of bright colors, Gerbera daisies make a beautiful accent for any floral arrangement.
Be sure to ask Barefoot Florist to use Gerberas the next time you send flowers!