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October 28, 2020 2 min read

History and Facts

The Gerbera flower is atype of daisy that belongs to the genus Asteraceae and is a non-fragrant flower that originates in Africa! - In the year 1727, the plant was discovered in Africa by Mr. Gronovius (a botanist from Leiden) who decided to name the Gerbera flower after his colleague, a German botanist and medical doctor, Traugott Gerber.

In 1827, the flower was introduced to the United Kingdom. There the production was further refined and cultivated. While in 1950, the Netherlands became the largest country in the field of development for the Gerbera flowers. Moving forward to the year1975, the Gerbera daisy became a very popular cut flower and highly exported due to high demand.

Gerbera daisies can go from eight to 24 inches tall while the flowers grow go from two to five inches across. It is possible to grow the Gerbera flower both indoors and outdoors. 
In the present day,  are the beautiful Gerberas are cultivated all over the world and well known for their vibrant colors. Most gerbera daisies that you come across today are most likely a hybrid of Gerbera viridifolia and Gerbera jamesonii . Some popular Gerbera varieties under the Gerber genus are the lollipop Gerber and the Transvaal daisy.

Characterized by large flowering heads,gerbera daisies come in colours of the rainbow! For example, white, pink yellow and red - truly colors that can simply put a smile on anyone's face!Sending these gerbera daisies is the perfect way to brighten someone’s day.

Symbolism

The common symbolism of the gerbera flower is the beauty of a happy life. Throughout our history, the gerbera has symbolized the innocent hearts of children (attributed to the white gerbera), appreciation and joy for the life we've been given. The meaning of the flower is more energized  instead of  contentedness or mellowness. There is simply an energetic playfulness it which is evidently in all their radiant and cheerful colors. These are known not as flowers of regrets but flowers to celebration life.


Gerbera Daisy Meaning

The meaning of this beautiful flower stems from the general daisy family. It stands as a classic symbol of beauty, purity, and innocence. However, the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which is attributed to the numerous colors. They are believed to lessen everyday stressors and simply make anyone smile the brightest!

Make someone's day today by sending them the most beautiful and luxurious Gerbera flower arrangement. What's more rewarding than seeing the brightest smile from the ones you truly love and appreciate? - Here at Flower Chimp we deliver happiness everyday with our same-day free delivery. As flowers are always a good idea, send a sweet surprise to a loved one today!