What Is The Best Fertilizer For Gerbera Daisy

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What is the best fertilizer for gerberas?


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Answer #2 · Gardenality.com's Answer · I always use a slow-release granular plant food on Gerbera daisy. The one I use, GreenView Flower & Bulb Food is a homogenous fertilizer, which means it contains all the essential nutrients in each granual of the fertilizer. I just put it out at planting time in spring and thereafter about every 6 weeks. I don't use the fertilizers that claim they release for 6 months or more because the hot summer sun and water usually degrades the capsule the fertilize is contained in within a much shorter period of time.

Here in mid Georgia, Gerbera daisies will often be perennial if they are planted in very well drained pots or flowerbeds. I've also found that if the soil is allowed to dry out between waterings - to the point that foliage is allowed to start wilting - that the plants think they are dying and will send up more flowers in an effort to create seeds for reproduction. If soil stays constantly damp or moist flowering diminishes and plants will often decline and die.)



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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Kristine-The Gerbera Daisy does well using both a liquid or granular ballanced fertilizer. Most good complete liquid fertilizers will normally need to be applied every few weeks or at least once a month. Slow release fertilizers are very effective and will feed the daisies for months at a time. The fertilizer should not contain a high percentage of nitrogen as this can burn young plants or promote lots of foliage and possibly less blooms. There are several Fertilizers such as Osmocote and Milorganite that will work well on both your annuals and perennials used as directed on their packaging. I noted a few links to articles that will help you with the preparation of your flower bed and the fertilization of your annuals and perennials in ground or in pots. Just click on the links below to go directly to the articles.

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/95/How-To-Info/Fertilizing/How-To-Fertilize-Annual-Flowers/default.html

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/859/Reviews/Product-Reviews/Milorganite-Fertilizer/default.html

Hopefully this has helped.

John)



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