Is this a perennial?

beezray(z5 MI)May 13, 2014

Didn't know for sure where to post this question...hope it's ok to start my search here. Does anyone know if the pink flower in this photo is a perennial? Got this as a gift, and no info was attached...not sure how to care for it. Thanks for the help!

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MaeT(z5 NL, Canada)

First thing I thought of was double gerbera

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:18PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

Looks like a gerbera daisy and no, it's not a perennial.

Karen

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 3:42PM
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sara82lee(8a - SE Va)

Gerbera daisies are perennial in my zone. Perhaps you can bring it indoors for winter? Or in a garage? Perhaps someone else can tell you the best way to overwinter them in your zone.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 3:58PM
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Campanula UK Z8

In some zones they are perennial....and lately, in the UK, there has been considerable efforts to breed hardiness in these African daisies. Given good drainage and some protection from winter wet, they should return the following year.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:33PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I agree. Botanically perennial but not very hardy.

This post was edited by floral_uk on Tue, May 13, 14 at 16:41

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:38PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

Indoors these are aphid and white fly magnets. Not fun to deal with.

Kevin

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:50PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

in my z5 MI ... they are expensive annuals ...

and they are not conducive to wintering over indoors ... and for some reason i think its more than the bugs...

the problem i have in adrian mi.. is the forced air furnace and winter humidity in the house.;.. a lot of stuff like this.. does not like air humidity.. when your skin is cracking and itchy for lack of such ... and by the time you add enough humidity to the house ... your windows end up caked with a half of inch of ice INSIDE ...

give it a try.. but i hope to have given you the reality ...

another short lived mothers day travesty ??? .. lol ..

ken

ps: as alluded to above... a lot of our mi annuals.. are actually hot zone perennials.. but i live in reality ... pure MI ... so .. you were in the right forum ...

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 5:12PM
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beezray(z5 MI)

awww, bummer! Yes, a mother's day gift I wasn't sure what to do with. I was hoping to winter over indoors if need be...guess my plan will be to enjoy it while I can! Thanks for the help everyone!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 5:29PM
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Campanula UK Z8

Keep it dead-headed and it will bloom for the entire season.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 2:18PM
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