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Monday, April 27, 2009

THE GERBER DAISY - A Mystery Story

It is still a mystery why one of the most important cut flowers in the world was named after   Traugott Gerber.

The Gerbera Daisy is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family.



  1. Certainly a favourite flower of mine. And the poor old namesake is a mystery still. I found out about his life, but not the reason for the naming.

  2. Gerbera has been my favourite many years...I like deep orange....

    Have a great day! :)

  3. These flowers are bright and cheerful but almost always keel over and die for me.('Im usually good with plants)
    I find the necessary little plastic collars a little sad.
    But such colors!



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