Gerbera


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Gerbera

 

a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the Compositae family. The stems of Gerbera are shortened and the leaves gathered into a rosette, with a large individual and often brightly colored calathide head. There are about 70 species in the tropical—also, less frequently, in the temperate—areas of Africa and Asia. G. jamesonii, from Natal and Transvaal, is common in floriculture. Its cultivated forms, with very large heads and ligulate flowers, are colored in brilliant or pastel tones. It is used as a potted plant and for cuttings. In the southern USSR it is cultivated in open soil.

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The lads' hostel had more rats than the Pied Piper led out of Hamelin" Lambourn legend Peter Walwyn MBE, on first moving into Seven Barrows in 1965 ''Their colour changed from yellow to normal within an hour and a quarter, and their body accepted and worked my kidney as soon as it was put in" BBC and At The Races presenter Richard Pitman digests the feedback after his remarkable donation of a kidney to an unknown recipient "who had been on dialysis for years" ''You've got to get the wire properly in the ivy, and you need to wire your gerbera well - you don't want a floppy gerbera, do you!" Indeed you don't.
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