Name: Gerberas, Gerbera Daisies, Gerbera Daisy Flower
Colors: Orange Flowers
Vase Life: 4-7 days, depending on care and handling
Availability: Available year round
Length Size: Gerberas length is approximately 14 to 20 inches
Head Size: Gerberas head diameter is approximately 3 to 3.5 inches
Packing: Please note that Whole Blossoms gerberas coming from South America are packed in bunches of 10 stems with straws and nets. Gerberas coming from domestic farms could be packed in bunches of 5 or 10 stems with cups and sleeves.
Arranging Tips: Gerbera stems are fragile and can break if not treated gently. If the gerbera heads fall while arranging, use floral wire to connect the stems with the gerbera heads. Gerberas look beautiful when arranged without fillers. However, we recommend mixing gerberas with roses, hypericum, chrysanthemums and hydrangeas since gerberas blend very well with these flowers.
If a chosen color and/or variety is unavailable at the time of shipping, Whole Blossoms will match the color and/or variety as closely as possible. Farm growing conditions, weather conditions, market demand, and other general forces may result in the unavailability of the flowers shown without notice.
While online photos shown are representations of flowers available for sale, actual colors and specifications delivered may vary somewhat since flowers are a product of Mother Nature, different browser types effect the outcome of displayed photos, and computer monitors may show differences in detail, definition, contrast, brightness, and color.
Your fresh GERBERA DAISIES just arrived! Now they need to be hydrated and processed so your stunning bouquets and centerpieces can be designed. All bulk flowers look dry upon arrival and will need to be hydrated. It is important to give your wholesale flowers a couple of hours to hydrate and replenish. Depending on the variety purchased, some flowers may need 24 to 36 hours to hydrate and perk up.
- Our Gerbera Daisy Flowers are shipped dry and must be trimmed and hydrated immediately upon receipt. Lack of water or failure to trim flowers properly can wilt and/or kill flowers.
- Unpack Gerberas as soon as you receive them and cut about half an inch off the stem at an angle (with a sharp knife underwater, NOT scissors). Remove foliage that could fall under water to avoid bacteria to build-in and place the flowers in clean, fresh, filtered water. If the flowers are not going to be displayed immediately, keep them in a cool place over 40F and having at least 80% humidity.
- Keep flowers in water at all times to hydrate them and add floral preservative if available. For Gerbera Daisies use floral preservative, NOT floral food. Floral preservative prevents flowers from aging. Floral food expedites the opening of flowers, though, with Gerbera Daisy flowers there is no need to open the blooms since they come ready to be arranged. Keep Gerbera Daisies in filtered water and add a few drops of lemon juice to every bucket with water (to keep bacteria down). Replace water and floral preservative every two days to ensure a long vase life. Do not store flowers in front of an AC unit since blowing air can dry your flowers. Do not store your flowers inside of the refrigerator.
- Gerberas are delicate and can wilt very easily if handled improperly. To prevent bent stems, create a grid on the tops of your buckets or vases using floral tape. Then, carefully insert your stems through the grid with heads ultimately resting on the grid. The stems should dangle in the water, and not rest on the bucket's floor. Should your stems become naturally bent, use gerbera stem straws or use floral wire for straightening.
- When storing your flowers, make sure that they are not moved from cold to hot or from hot to cold temperatures since drastic temperature changes will burn flowers.
- Gerberas are ethylene sensitive so they need to be kept away from fruit and vegetables to ensure long vase life.