WA GERBERA SOCIETY INC.

The main object of the WA Gerbera Society Inc. is, as an educational, recreation and social group, to promote and foster the study and practice of horticulture in general but in particular to the culture, propagation and improvement of Gerberas.

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OUR NOVEMBER MEETING IS OUR LAST FOR 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to wear a mask at meetings and events. 

We encourage you to continue any precautions you feel comfortable with.

 

Our next meeting:

 

Date:       Sunday  27 November 2022 

Arrive:   A short meeting at 2.15pm followed by a shared Christmas afternoon tea. Please bring a plate                       drinks are provided.

                   There will be a Lucky Door Prize Hamper and $10 Christmas raffle (tickets cash only) 

 

Venue:  Collins St Centre

                 Crn Collins St and Shaftesbury Ave

                 SOUTH PERTH

 

 

The Collins St Centre is conveniently located just off Canning Hwy close to public transport. There is plenty of off street parking as well as street parking.

Please watch this space and our social media pages for updates on possible meeting cancellations.

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DID YOU KNOW?







Sporting is a term given to a plant in which a single flower or offset, suddenly assumes a new and sometimes very different character from that of the rest of the plant.

Sports may differ by foliage shape or colour, flowers, fruit, or branch structure. The cause is generally thought to be a chance genetic mutation. Sports with desirable characteristics are often propagated vegetatively to form new cultivars that retain the characteristic. This is how new varieties are developed.






















Member Ian Stannard bought this unusual sport to our last meeting. It developed on registered single Peaceful Pose, which is generally pink with white tips on the petals. 

Gerbera flowers sometimes have striations on their petals or even one or two petals that are a completely different colour to all the others. It is unusual to see one so bold as this one.


 


The genetic defect called "sporting", can occur in any plant, including gerberas.
 

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