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"There is material enough in a single flower for the ornament of a score of cathedrals."
- John Ruskin
About GerberaGerbera is a lovely flower, preferred for its simplicity and yet wonderful outlook. It can be assumed that gerbera is an ordinary flower capable of making our day extraordinary.
Gerbera is thus a perfect choice to convert an ordinary and even dull into a special and lovely one. Gerberas can be considered ordinary and very well-know flowers. Still they are preferred and liked.
Used as decorative plants, gerberas are bound to bring warmth, color and joy into our every day existence.
About its origins we can mention that Gerbera is a flower originating from the tropical areas: Africa, South America and Asia.
The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy.
It was named in honor of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber, a friend of Carolus Linnaeus.
Gerbera is a very popular flower nowadays. It has several species, resulting from crosses along time. Due to these crosses, nowadays we can see many species gerberas differing in shapes and colors. Colors include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colors.
Gerberas species among many others include:
Gerbera anandria : Ghostly Daisy
Gerbera anandria var. anandria
Gerbera anandria var. densiloba
Gerbera anandria var. integripetala
Gerberia anadria var. bonatiana
Gerbera aurantiaca : Hilton Daisyddd
Gerberas became very important flowers commercially as well. They are very much preferred “components” of bunches of flowers. Gerberas are very important flowers, that can’t miss from different occasions, such as: weddings, christenings, and so on. A bunch of gerberas carries several messages and meanings. Thus gerberas are often sent to sweethearts to carry messages of love, passion, tender feelings, and appreciation. Gerberas are delicate and wonderful flowers, charming us with their beauty. Ladies from all over the world would like to receive a bunch of gerberas carrying a subtle, sensitive and sensuous message. Especially ladies from Romania like to receive gerberas as a sign of appreciation, caring and love. Thus never hesitate to cheer a lady up by offering her gerberas.