FLOWER OF THE MONTH: CHEERFUL GERBERA
In April, we mark Easter and the arrival of new life: the perfect occasion for a colourful flower. With its cheerful appearance, the Gerbera is the ideal candidate to make celebrations extra special this month. Introduce your customers to the Gerbera.
GERBERA HISTORy LESSON
The Gerbera is an unscented flower which is part of the Asteraceae family. It originates from South Africa, Asia, South America and Tasmania. Some 900 million gerberas a year are produced in the Netherlands with 600 different varieties of colour, shape and size. She’s a very popular lady!
SHAPES AND COLOURS OF THE GERBERA
If you think of Gerberas, you think of colour! The Gerbera’s basic colours are white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange and green. The flower is also available bicoloured, multi-coloured, and in various colours derived from basic primary colours. The flower’s beautiful heart can be black or green. In other words: there is plenty of choice when it comes to colour!
The shape is always cheerful: single and double flowered, pom-pom and spider shapes. The slightly smaller variety is named the Germini and the smallest size we call Mini Piccolini.
Can’t choose? Then try out the Gerbera Crazy Mix from our OZ Export flower webshop. All different colours, shapes and sizes are put together in one fun mix.
Fun fact: Have you noticed that when a child draws a flower, it’s always in the shape of a Gerbera?
TAKE CARE OF YOUR GERBERA/GERMINI
- Trim the stem diagonally with a sharp knife.
- Use a clean (glass) vase and fill it with approx. 7 cm of tap water at room temperature. Use cut flower food for a mixed bouquet.
- Ensure the right ambient temperature (max. 20 °C).
- Do not place Gerberas in a draught, in full sun or near central heating.
- Regularly top the vase up with tap water.
BOUQUET RECIPE WITH GERBERAS
What is your favourite colour? And your second favourite? And your third favourite? When you make a bouquet with Gerberas, you don’t have to choose! Yellow, pink, red, purple, white, orange: there is a matching colour and/or shape for every occasion. Get the most beautiful varieties from our webshop and combine them with Lilacs, Bouvardia, Alchemilla, Atatice and Green Trick. That’s guaranteed to give you both a colourful bouquet and happy faces.
What you need:
- Briza media (grass)
Fun flower tip: Got a wedding, birthday or other celebration coming up? Then how why not make Gerbera confetti?
FLOWER OF THE MONTH
The upcoming weeks the Gerbera/Germini is in the spotlight of the Flower Agenda. Inspirational images have been produced for all the flowers in the Flower Agenda by keeping in mind the Horticulture Sector Trends 2017. These trends are a translation of the latest consumer trends focused specifically on the horticultural sector both indoors and outdoors.
If you would like to find out more about the Flower Agenda click here.
TO FLOWER THE WORLD VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
Show us your floral designs with these pretty Spring flowers on Social Media, use the hashtags #ozexport and #toflowertheworld and we will share your floral designs!
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