Hi daylily, I was given a pink Gerbera plant
(my first) that performed miserably in 3/4 shade but blossomed well and got twice as large when I moved it to 3/4 sun (just in this Summer alone).
As I am also collecting seeds
from my garden now, I've been reading up. Some say the seeds
last only 6 months, others a year. Consensus is to keep them in the fridge and that an established plant
can winter over inside in a cool place. Some also suggest starting them under glass... So many choices http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG034
"The medium can be placed in flats or pots that have drainage holes. Make shallow rows in the medium approximately twice the depth of the diameter of the seed
, sow seeds
in the rows, cover lightly with extra medium and water carefully."
Sow sharp end down, 15-25 days to germination at 70-75 F.
When collecting this week, I'll let them dry for a week, pop them in the fridge for a week, then sow them hoping for Fall seedlings
. I'm also in zone
6 so our race is on
Please post your progress with your gerbera seeds
as I'm interested in your success with this lovely flower