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Cineraria Pericallis x hybrida

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Previously known as:

  • Cineraria x hybrida.
Phonetic Spelling
per-ee-KAL-liss hy-BRID-uh
Description

Cineraria is a hybrid mounding perennial in the aster family with parents originating from the Canary Islands. In NC it is used as an annual or houseplant. The daisy-like flowers cover the plant in winter to spring and come in multiple colors, often having a contrasting eye.

This plant needs fertile well-drained and constantly moist soil in partial shade. It is generally grown as a florist plant and forced to bloom during Christmas to Easter. As a houseplant, it needs bright light and humid conditions. They are difficult to get to rebloom and are often discarded after blooming.

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, thrips, spider mites, white fly, and leaf miner.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pericallis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canary Islands
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Multiple daisy-like blooms in several colors, often with a contrasting eye. Blooms winter to spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Slightly lobed green leaves, broadly lance-shaped, sparsely haired with a rough texture and toothed margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Upright to spreading, simple, branching.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio