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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2022 BACK TO “NORMAL” IN WA

COVID UPDATE

We are now almost back to “normal” (whatever that will mean in the future) and meetings and events have resumed for us.

Please watch the website and your email for any further information or potential changes.

If you feel you need to continue to wear a mask at meetings or events, please feel free to do so. We encourage you to continue any precautions you feel comfortable with.

 

 

Our next meeting will be:

 

Sunday  26 June 2022 

Arrive: informal meeting starts at 2.00pm, bring a friend for afternoon tea and a chat.

 

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.

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS - STUART TINDALE

FOR CERTIFICATE OF MERIT - HANNAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAGS Gerbera Registrar and specialist Gerbera Judge, Ian Stannard,

presented gerbera breeder, Stuart Tindale,

with a Certificate of Merit for his gerbera Hannah at our last meeting of the year.

Ian considers Hannah to be the closest he has seen to the "perfect" gerbera.

It has outstanding traits for exhibition quality blooms. 

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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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