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by plants 'n pots on September 27, 2004 03:35 PM
Has anyone tried growing gerbera daisies from seeds? I harvested a few this morning, and can't seem to find any info about this online anywhere. [dunno]

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by Bill on September 27, 2004 03:55 PM
Gerbera seeds don't store well, so they are best if sown fresh.
Plant the "sharp" end of the seed down, but leave the top edge exposed because Gerbera seeds require light for germination.
Maintain a soil temperature of 70-75 F. and you will see sprouting in about 2 weeks.
To survive in the house, they need full sun, lots of fresh humid air and cool (55 degree F.) nights.

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by Carly on September 27, 2004 05:09 PM
I have one that I bought in early spring. It didn't really do that well - bloomed nicely, then went back.

It's in one of my circles - I will bring it in and see what I can do with it.

When the flowers went I just crumbled them and put them in the scrub pot - I didn't save any seeds.

It's a lovely plant but I wouldn't get another one - I just don't have the kinda' terrain to grow them in.

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by njoynit on September 27, 2004 05:37 PM
I grow quiet a few.They bloom for me year round.

the seeds are a pain-in-the-a$$ to get to grow.they are worse than men!.they need to be fresh.I don't think have had success with seeds over 20 days old.They need light to germinate& they need bottom heat of about 70.no success with heat over 70 or below 65& if see no progress after 1 month you will not see any.is easier to divide the plant or a cutting but a cutting part is not always available.I like these plants& will continue to purchase as 99 centers or the wonderful clearance 25 cents eachthey lable as annuals,but my yellow is 4 yrs old& my youngest is a pale peach was a june purchase& my favorite is my bright orange....oh they don't come true from seeds.good place to look grow info is botony in schools...like clemson university.they grow a wide range of stuff& show pics.

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