Barberton daisy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Mutisioideae
Tribe: Mutisieae
Genus: Gerbera
Species: G. jamesonii
Binomial name
Gerbera jamesonii
Bolus ex Hooker f.

A flower, the Barberton daisy [1][2] (Gerbera jamesonii) was discovered in Barberton, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (1889) by Robert Jameson. It is a member of the Gerbera genus. The Gerbera daisy is perennial and reproduces asexually.

The flag and coat of arms of Mpumalanga Province employ this flower as an emblem of that locality.[1]

Common NamesEdit

Gerbera daisy, Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy



  • May grow to height of 1.5ft
  • Plants are deep rooted and don't like disturbances