Gerbera jamesonii ‘California Giants Mixed’ seeds

$4.60

A vibrant mix of wonderful  flowers , great for cutting and which provide a long lasting flower show over the summer.

Description

These flowers are amongst the most spectacular of cut flowers. There is a wide range of vibrant colour  in this  mix from reds and pinks through  pastel shades of coral, apricot and primrose to cream .  The flowers are long-lasting . Each flower is  12 cm approx across. The plant grows to approx 30 cm, and flowers continuously all summer.  It prefers light  position and  coolish temperatures with temperatures no greater  than 20 degrees. It likes well drained soil which does not stay damp, but does not like to become bone dry. In warmer areas of New Zealand it can be grown outside and will come back for you each year.

Sowing advice

Sow at any time of the year indoors.   Sow onto seed trays on  a well-drained,  sandy compost. Sow indoors as soon as you  receive them . Surface sow. Press the seeds gently into the soil until only the feather-head (the softest end)  of the seed is showing . A sunny window sill or glasshouse is ideal. Ideal temp. 20-25°C. Germination takes 2-3 weeks approx. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. They like a cool, light , well ventilated spot.

Additional information

Classification

Half Hardy Perennial

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

approx 30 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20