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Jaguar™ Fire Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera 'Jaguar Fire'
Jaguar™ Fire Gerbera Daisy in bloom
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Transvaal Daisy
Group/Class: Jaguar Series
Tidy and compact, the Jaguar series boasts beautiful uniform flowers from spring until fall; orange, yellow and scarlet blooms sit on top of dark green foliage; a great way to add color to garden, borders, containers and fresh cut flower arrangements
Jaguar™ Fire Gerbera Daisy features bold orange daisy flowers with scarlet overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall, which emerge from distinctive yellow flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Jaguar™ Fire Gerbera Daisy is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Jaguar™ Fire Gerbera Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Jaguar™ Fire Gerbera Daisy will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Jaguar™ Fire Gerbera Daisy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.