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By Alextb

London, England Eng

Are gerberas annuals or perennials?

If perennials, shoudl they be overwintered indoors or greenhouse?

If annuals, when should the seeds be planted?




I think it depends where you live and what variety they are - people in the west of the country assure me they come through the winter and are perennial, but I've never had one survive yet here in London.
Just checked my book - they're half hardy or tender, but may survive in the west of the country. Sow seed under glass early spring, though you might overwinter by keeping indoors.

2 Oct, 2011


Have nurtured someones in an unheated greenhouse for them for the last 2 winters with just a bit of fleece 4 protection & ea spring they've flowered as well as the i'd say perenials Alex

2 Oct, 2011


Thank you Bamboo and Pajo for your help. I will try to overwinter, and also collect the seeds.

2 Oct, 2011


They don't overwinter here in my part of Cornwall. :-(

2 Oct, 2011

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