The answer to my forthcoming question is probably dependent on what area of the country you are in. I live in Birmingham, AL, so my area of interest is mostly with zone 7. In all our big box stores, here, Gerber daisies get sold by the thousands. No doubt, they have great visual appeal. In all my 25 years + of landscaping, I have never, ever planted even one Gerber daisy for a client. My philosophy being, "why plant a perennial that isn't going to last for more than a year". I can honestly say I have never seen an established stand of Gerber daisy in my area. Am I totally off base, here? Are Gerber daisies simply a short flowering annual or do I have "GDP" ( gerber daisy phobia)? NOTE: Other daisies (ie. Shasta), I plant and do quite well with. Thanks!