gerbera is native to Africa and East Asia and is part of the compositae family. There are about 70 species of perennials, herbaceous, semi-virus; they are particularly suitable for the production of cut flowers. They are easily grown in all mild climate regions.
The most commonly cultivated species is Gerbera jamesonii. This species originates from the Transval region of South Africa and can reach a height of 50-60 cm and a diameter of 60 cm. The leaves of the gerbera jamesonii are lobed, internally tormented, green-glaucous on the upper page, fluffy white on the lower page; they are about 20-40 cm long. The flowers are numerous, isolated, scarlet-orange in color, even 10-12 cm wide. The flowering period runs from May to September. It grows in bushes.
There are numerous varieties and hybrids on the market, both with simple flowers and double flowers, with delicate colors and brighter colors.
The plan is of contained dimensions. The leaves start from the base and are medium green lanceolate. As the season progresses, the older leaves run out and are replaced by the new ones which in the first few days are clear and covered with a thick down. The flower stems are bare, rise from the base and can reach 60 cm. The flower has the typical daisy shape, but very regular. The sepals are pointed and the corolla can be single or double. In the center there is a more or less wide ring of stamens, extremely decorative. The flower is found in many colors: white, yellow, red, pink, fuchsia and purple and also a pale green.