ger·​bera ˈgər-bə-rə How to pronounce gerbera (audio)
: any of a genus (Gerbera) of Asian and African composite herbs that have basal tufted leaves and are often cultivated for their showy heads of yellow, pink, or orange flowers with prominent rays

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That sunny yellow is the embodiment of cheerfulness, but, unlike its closest happy-plant rival, the gerbera daisy, it isn’t cursed with Volkswagen Beetle overbranding or with that terrible range of sugar-colors (tartrazine orange, Nerds scarlet, Pepto Bismol pink). Charlotte Mendelson, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2020 Lavender, hydrangeas and pink gerbera encircle a handful of metal chairs and tables in the storybook backyard of this garden center and landscape-design firm, which began hosting visitors in its wine garden last year. Devorah Lev-tov, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2022 Clarke drove there in a van filled with blush peony and peach gerbera centerpieces and flowers for the Camp David chapel. Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2022 Plus, a daisy can go by various names such as gerbera daisy, Shasta daisy, and English daisy. Danielle Ernest, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2022 First found in Africa and hardy to Zones 9-11, gerbera daisies make pretty additions to container gardens and will attract butterflies. Danielle Ernest, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2022 In one image carousel, she's seen wearing vibrant colors — first, a perfect-for-summer sleeveless dress with a gerbera daisy print, then another bold, multi-colored dress on a boat with a friend in a complementary pattern. Lanford Beard,, 27 Aug. 2021 Valley Forge High School’s Class of 2021 -- which includes roughly 250 graduates -- selected the gerbera daisy as the class flower and red and silver as class colors. John Benson, cleveland, 10 June 2021 The arrangement consists of farm-fresh gerbera daisies, Peruvian lilies, and roses in shades of white, red, and pink. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History


New Latin, from Traugott Gerber †1743 German naturalist

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gerbera was in 1889

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“Gerbera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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