10392Gerbera revolution mix full sun or partial shade SA

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Gerbera revolution mix full sun or partial shade SA

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Gerbera ‘Revolution’ is a variety of Gerbera daisy known for its large, colorful flowers and long stems. Here’s a guide on how to grow Gerbera ‘Revolution’:

  1. Climate and location: Gerbera ‘Revolution’ thrives in temperate climates with mild temperatures. It prefers full sun to partial shade. Choose a location in your garden that receives plenty of sunlight, especially in the morning and early afternoon.
  2. Soil preparation: Gerberas prefer well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil to a depth of about 12 inches (30 cm) and adding organic matter such as compost or peat moss to improve soil structure and fertility.
  3. Planting: Plant Gerbera ‘Revolution’ in spring or early summer after the threat of frost has passed. Dig a hole that is slightly wider and no deeper than the root ball of the plant. Gently remove the plant from its nursery container and place it in the hole, making sure it sits at the same level as it was in the container. Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots.
  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your Gerbera ‘Revolution’ regularly, especially during hot, dry periods. Avoid overhead watering, as wet foliage can lead to fungal diseases. Water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry.
  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the stem to prevent rot.
  6. Fertilizing: Gerberas benefit from regular fertilization to promote healthy growth and flowering. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and summer, following the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates. Alternatively, you can use a water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  7. Deadheading: Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming. This also helps redirect the plant’s energy into producing new flowers rather than setting seeds.
  8. Pruning: Prune your Gerbera ‘Revolution’ regularly to remove dead or damaged leaves and promote bushy growth. Use clean, sharp pruners to avoid damaging the plant.
  9. Pest and disease control: Gerberas are relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but they may occasionally be bothered by aphids, spider mites, or powdery mildew. Monitor your plants regularly for any signs of pests or diseases and treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or fungicide if necessary.
  10. Winter protection: In colder climates, Gerberas may not survive freezing temperatures. Consider growing them in containers that can be brought indoors during the winter months, or provide winter protection such as mulching around the base of the plant and covering it with burlap or frost cloth during cold snaps.

By following these care tips, you can grow and enjoy the vibrant flowers of Gerbera ‘Revolution’ in your garden or landscape.

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