Bengal™ Orange Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera 'Bengal Orange'
Bengal™ Orange Gerbera Daisy flowers
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Plant Height: 10 inches
Flower Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 9 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Bengal Series
Long blooming and vigorous plants, the Bengal series produces large, bright orange blooms on short thick stems; perfect for adding bright pops of color to patio containers, borders or fresh cut flower arrangements; deadhead to encourage new growth
Bengal™ Orange Gerbera Daisy features bold orange daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose oval leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season.
Bengal™ Orange 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 butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Bengal™ Orange 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
Bengal™ Orange Gerbera Daisy will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 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.
Bengal™ Orange 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.