Gerber daisies are not a very hardy flower. Their stems are
like tubes thus they don't retain water very well and are subject to
droopy heads. Most f the time I have to wire them or use gerber straws
to make sure they stand up straight. So when a bride LOVES gerber
daises and wants to use them to decorate outside for her wedding - in
August - what do you do?
use fun faux gerber daisies and not worry about the drooping in the
heat. Denine was using such bright wonderful colors that the
substitutes worked perfectly outside. I also tied them to the sides of the chairs on the aisle. And finally, I bought oversized faux
gerbers and scattered them in the grass instead of rose petals which
would have turned brown in the heat anyway.