What is the reason for the leaves of my outdoor gerbera going limp? The original flowers have finished and I have two new flowers developing.
For some reason, the plant is apparently not happy. There are a number of possible reasons for this, which you will need to evaluate for yourself. This article will help you. Pay particular attention to water and planting depth: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gerbera-daisy/growing-gerbera-daisies.htm
Every year when I set out Gerber Daisies, something eats the roots on many of them causing them to die. Is there something that I can put in the hole as I plant the daisies that will protect the roots?
Before planting I would lay down heavy wire mesh (fine mesh so that the rodents can't get through it) to keep rodents from the root zone. Same goes for a raised bed garden - line the entire bottom of the bed with wire mesh before planting.
If you're interested, here is additional information on how to protect bulbous plants as well - you may be able to incorporate some of these ideas:
I had this problem years ago. It was cutworm. I literally went around all my plants and dug around them on a regular basis and would find the nasty, thick, black pests and kill them! I also used soapy water but instead of dawn soap.I used dog, flea, and tick, shampoo with pyrethrins in it, to make my soapy water.
I want to buy gerbera seeds. Where and how much does it cost?
Im asking where to buy gerbera seeds and how much it costs?
Do Gerbera Daisy plants do good mixed in the same flower bed with other plants?
Gerbera daisies can be mixed in with other plants in the same flower bed. If you are looking for some flower bed design options the following websites have some suggestions:
Plants to companion plant with gerbera daisies:
Section "Design Tips": http://gardening.about.com/od/plantprofile1/ss/Gerber-Daisies_2.htm
For more information on the care of gerbera daisies, please visit the following link:
One of my daisies in my flower bed wilted and before I could deadhead it, it started producing seeds. Someone told me that after it seeds, it will not produce blooms anymore. Is this correct? What can I do to keep it blooming, if anything? Thanks!!
A flower that goes to seed will not produce more blooms as the plant's energy has been diverted to seed production instead of new flowers and new growth.
For more information on the care of gerbana daisies, please visit the following link:
My gerbera daisies are turning a yellowish brown and I haven't even potted them yet. Will they recover or are they a lost cause?
I am assuming you mean the leaves. Yellow leaves can happen for a number of reasons. When did you last fertilize? Too much nitrogen can eventually cause the plant to yellow and start to die. If you have not fertilized, then underwatering, lack of nutrients or a fungus may be to blame. Increase water a bit, use a balanced fertilizer on the plant and treat it with a fungicide. This should take care of the most common causes of yellowing.
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My Berbers daisies are growing beautiful new leaves but have had only 2 flowers. Where are the blooms? It is in afternoon sun, kept watered and has been fertilized. Looks healthy with lots of new leaf growth, but no blooms!
The fertilizer may have given to much Nitrogen to the plant.
This will cause lots of lush leaves and few to no flowers.
You can correct with Phosphorous, Bone Meal is a good source.
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