Beautiful Gerbera Daisy Colors: Vibrant, Soft, and Neutral Hues

Gerbera Daisy Colors
Widely used for flower arrangements, gerbera daisies are among the most popular cut flowers. These flowers are available in vibrant colors, and this is one of the main reasons for their popularity.
Gerbera daisies are among the most sought-after flowers, which are mainly used for decorative purposes. These disc-shaped flowers in vibrant colors are produced by ornamental plants that belong to the sunflower family, Asteraceae. There are around 30 wild species of gerbera, and the domesticated cultivars are often found to be a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and Gerbera viridifolia. Today we have numerous cultivars of gerbera daisies that vary in size, shape, colors, and color combinations.

Though the type of petals and their arrangement are factors that help to distinguish between the different types of gerberas, it is the color of the flower that matters for many. Being the most popular cut flowers, gerberas are available in different colors. The basic gerbera daisy colors are white, yellow, orange, pink, and red. However, with the increasing number of cultivars, gerberas are now available in a wide range of colors, like lilac, purple, brown, salmon, burgundy, etc. You may also come across bicolor or multicolored flowers. Usually, gerberas do not come in blue or green. As far as gerbera colors are concerned, both petal color and the color of the central discs are applicable. In case of central discs, the basic color can be green or blackish brown. In case of petals, there can be different versions of the basic colors and each basic color may have an average of at least five different color combinations. Even mini gerbera daisies come in a wide array of colors to choose from.

Shades of White...

white gerbera with yellow discwhite gerbera with brownish-black discoff-white gerbera with brownish-black discoff-white gerbera with brown disccream gerbera with yellow disc
cream gerbera with brown disccream gerbera with brown disc and ray floretswhite gerbera with a pink inner ringwhite gerbera with pink ray floretswhite gerbera with red ray florets

Shades of Pink...

light pink gerbera with a yellow disclight pink gerbera with numerous petalspink gerbera with yellow discdark pink gerbera with brown discdark pink gerbera with red ray florets
light pink gerbera with yellowish-brown disclight rose gerberapink gerbera with a white inner ringreddish-pink gerberadark rose gerbera

Shades of Yellow...

light yellow gerbera with a brown disclight yellow gerbera with orangish ray floretslight yellow spider gerbera with narrow petalsyellow gerbera with greenish discgreenish-yellow gerbera with a brown disc
yellow gerbera with a brown discyellow gerbera with an orange inner ringyellow gerbera with red petal tipsyellow gerbera with orangish petal tipsyellow gerbera with red ray florets

Shades of Orange...

light orange gerbera with a green discorange gerbera with a yellow hueorange gerbera with numerous narrow petalsorange gerbera with a green discorange gerbera with a yellow inner ring
orange gerbera with numerous ray floretsdark orange gerbera with a green discorange gerbera with a brown discorange gerbera with red ray floretsbrownish-orange gerbera

Shades of Red...

white and red gerberared gerbera with a white inner ringred gerbera with a yellow inner ringgerbera with two shades of redorangish-red gerbera with a green disc
red gerbera with long petalsred gerbera with a brown disc and ray floretsred gerbera with a yellow disc and ray floretsred gerbera with a large brown discdark red gerbera

Shades of Purple...

light purple gerbera with a brown discpale purple gerbera with magenta ray floretslight violet gerbera with a green discdark violet gerbera with a green discviolet-purple gerbera

Gerbera Types

Gerberas can be classified on the basis of various factors like the size, color of petals, disc color, number of petal rows, types of petals, and types of florets. As far as the number of petal rows are concerned, they can be divided into single, semi-double, and double blooms. While single blooms have a row of broad petals, semi-double ones have a complete row of broad petals along with an incomplete row. In case of double blooms, two complete rows of narrow petals can be found. Spider gerberas have double blooms with narrow petals. The type of florets also vary with different types of gerberas. The semi-double and double ones may possess an inner row of ray florets. The inner row or rows can also vary in number and size. In some gerbera daisies, like the crested and full crested ones, you may find three rows, that consist of an inner row with few ray florets, a middle row with small ray florets and an outer one with florets, which are almost half the size of the petals. Even the size of the flower may range between 7 to 12 centimeters. Miniature gerberas are small, but are widely used in smaller flower arrangements.

In short, gerberas come in a very wide range of colors and color combinations. Most of the gerbera suppliers maintain a color chart, which can be used by the customers, while placing an order.
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