The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Barberton Daisy

Afrikaans name: Rooigousblom

Barberton Daisy

Photo © Steven Herbert

Gerbera jamesonii

The Barberton Daisy is an attractive flower. The blooms may be red, orange, pink or yellow. The flowers appear during spring and early summer.

This daisy grows wild in parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The Barberton Daisy gets its name from the town of Barberton as this is where it was discovered in 1889. It is, however, a popular garden plant.

The Barberton Daisy grows on rocky slopes, particularly in woodland area.

References and further reading

The Gardener - 2017/08 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 46

The Gardener - 2019/11 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 60

What Flower is That? Spring - Author: Hazel Stokes - Published: 1968 - Page: 28

SA Wild Flower Guide No 4 - Transvaal Lowveld - Author: Jo Onderstall - Published: 1984 - Page: 204

Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa - Author: John Manning - Published: 1999 - Page: 26

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 243

Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa - Author: John Manning - Published: 2009 - Page: 406

Illustrated Guide to the Wildflowers of Northern South Africa - Author: Gerrit Germishuizen & Brenda Clarke - Published: 2003 - Page: 195

Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Published: 1986 - Page: 30

Indigenous Garden Plants of Southern Africa - Author: Glenice Ebedes - Published: 2017 - Page: 140

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 97

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 397

Discovering Wild Flowers in Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Sima Eliovson - Published: 1969 - Page: 190

A Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa - Author: Braam van Wyk - Published: 2000 - Page: 76


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