Gerbera Daisies: A Favourite for Mother's Day
Forget mums for mum. Your mom's new favourite cut flower is the Gerbera Daisy. These neon-bright, colourful blooms have been extremely popular in recent years, especially for Mother's Day gifts. They are currently in season and in high demand! So shop early if you want the best selection!
Gerbera daisies are the sexier, showier versions of regular daisies. These big bloom beauties come in a rainbow of colours, such as red, pink, purple, yellow and orange. There are more than 100 varieties, including ones with short stems. And flower breeders are constantly creating new flowers, particularly ones that have sturdy stems, which makes them less inclined to droop.
Gerbera daisies are perfect for any occasion, with red and pink ones being the most popular for Mother's Day. Red Gerberas represent love, while pink conveys admiration and gratitude. Suffice to say, many Mother's Day floral arrangements will include these cheery flowers. They also look quite stunning on their own, a single bloom or a few stems in a vase.
Cut Gerberas can last anywhere from 7-14 days. For the longest shelf life, keep the room cool and don't place flowers near heat sources or drafts. Be sure to recut the stems before placing them in the water-flower food solution. Like tulips, Gerbera daisies will turn their heads towards the light. To keep the stems straight, keep them away from bright light.
Whether they are for Mother's Day or just because, Gerbera daisies will brighten up any room and bring happiness to all! It's one of the many reasons the Gerbera daisy has become the world's 5th most popular flower!