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Gazania Sombrera Series (Barberton Sombrera Series)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gazania Sombrera Series

Other names

Barberton Sombrera Series

Genus

Gerbera Gerbera

Variety or Cultivar

Sombrera Series _ Sombrera Series are clump-forming, frost hardy, evergreen perennials with lobed, broadly lance-shaped, dark-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, sturdy, erect stems bearing daisy-like flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, and white.


Gazania Sombrera Series is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Pink in Spring; Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Pink in Summer; Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation

Divide in early spring. Take basal cuttings in summer.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Gazania Sombrera Series (Barberton Sombrera Series) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Though hardier than most Gerbera cultivars, best to protect with a dry mulch in winter or overwinter in a cool greenhouse. May be semi-evergreen or deciduous in colder areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Gazania Sombrera Series

Other names

Barberton Sombrera Series

Genus

Gerbera Gerbera

Variety or Cultivar

Sombrera Series _ Sombrera Series are clump-forming, frost hardy, evergreen perennials with lobed, broadly lance-shaped, dark-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, sturdy, erect stems bearing daisy-like flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, and white.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Pink in Spring; Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Pink in Summer; Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation

Divide in early spring. Take basal cuttings in summer.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gazania Sombrera Series (Barberton Sombrera Series) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Though hardier than most Gerbera cultivars, best to protect with a dry mulch in winter or overwinter in a cool greenhouse. May be semi-evergreen or deciduous in colder areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Gazania Sombrera Series (Barberton Sombrera Series)

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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