Gerbera Cherry Light Eye Scientific Name : Gerbera jamesonii
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Spacing : 8 – 10″ (20 – 25cm)
Height : 4 – 6″ (10 – 15cm)
Width : 6 – 8″ (15 – 20cm)
Grower Information :
Seed supplied as: Coated.
Stays tidy for smaller pots
ColorBloom stays compact, so it won’t get too full or leafy, allowing the colourful blooms to show through in quarts/11-cm pots. Faster to flower by around 10 days, ColorBloom beats the competition to market. And, first-time plant buyers will love the exciting, non-fading colours and easy care of this indoor/outdoor plant.
Plug crop time: 6 to 7 weeks
Transplant to finish: 6 to 10 weeks
- The ColorBloom series is specially designed for the quart/11-cm retail market.
- ColorBloom is the most uniform series on the market, with the best performance for consumers.
- The series is around 10 days faster to flower than competitors.
- More uniform with a shorter flower window.
- It has a higher amount of usable plants due to better seed quality.
- Offers a compact plant habit that requires less to no PGRs.
- Series holds its colour better and won’t fade in high light.
Step #1: Prepare Trays: Fill trays or pots with a light seed starting medium, or make your own mix using peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. Dampen the medium with water.
Step #2: Plant Seeds: Use a toothpick to poke a hole in the planting medium. Plant the Gerbera daisy seeds with the seed end pointing down, and the little brush part just barely at the top of the soil.
Step #3: Grow Seeds: Keep the seeds moist, but not waterlogged, and above 70° F, with eight hours or more of bright light per day. The easiest way to do this is to cover the trays with a clear plastic tent and place them indoors in a bright window or under grow lights. When the Gerbera daisy seeds germinate in two to three weeks, remove the plastic cover but keep the seedlings moist.
Step #4: Transplant Seedlings: After the Gerbera daisy seedlings have developed two sets of true leaves, you can carefully transplant the plants to larger pots.
Step #5: Harden Plants: When it’s consistently warm outside, and the Gerbera daisy plants are hardy and growing, move the pots outdoors to a protected spot for a few days to get the young plants used to the breezes and temperature shifts found outside.