Growing guide

How to grow gerberas

Give these bold, colourful daisies a warm, sunny spot at the front of a border, in a patio container or on an indoor windowsill and they'll flower in profusion all summer. Only a few are hardy, so most are enjoyed as houseplants or summer bedding.

Quick facts

  • Abundant, colourful flowers all summer
  • Most are tender, a few are hardy
  • Grow indoors or outside
  • Need careful watering and winter protection
  • Plant in late spring
  • Like a warm, sunny spot in well-drained soil

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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