When the weather is cooler, we don’t seem to find quite as many fresh flowers as we usually do during the summer. That said, cooler temperatures does not mean that we have no flowers at all! There are a number of blooms that are available during this time of year and Gerbera Daisies are often the flower of choice when it comes to brightening up a room when the weather is far from great outside. Even if they aren’t exactly in season, your florist will most likely be able to source them quite easily.
There are a number of types of gerberas and they are also available in several lovely colours. These flowers are grouped according the way in which the petals are arranged on the flower step. Other factors that influence their classification inlcude the type of leaves and the colour of the petals. Of all the varieties, the single flower type is the most common. They are simple but it is this simplicity that makes them so beautiful. They have a large green disc in the centre and one row of small petals all the way around. This is followed by another row of larger petals that are either the same colour or a lighter shade of the same colour.
The second group consists of double gerberas. The disc in the middle is either red, black, or green. They have a small ring of petals with larger petals around them. Unlike the single variety, these petals do overlap. The larger and small petals could be the same colour or a different colour completely. There are a number of colours and colour combinations available that you will have plenty from which to choose!
The crested double variety has a doubrl row of petals like the double variety. They also have an extra inner row of petals which are either the same colour as the outer petals or a different colour completely. One example is the crossroad gerbera. It has red inner petals with yellow outer petals. The disc in the middle is either black, green, or red.
The full crested double variety is the most impressive of all. There are two outer rows as well as an inner row of petals. There is a row of even smaller petals around the disc which might be hidden or partially hidden. The disc itself is either black, red, or green while the inner and outer petals can be different or the same colours.
Quilled gerberas are known for their thinner petals and they are sometimes grouped with the double varety because they have a number of the same characteristics. The only difference is the appearance of the flower petals.