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Seneciox hybridus
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Zones 16, 17, 22-28
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Moderate

Senecio x hybridus

Florists’ Cineraria
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Annuals, Perennials

SENECIO

This group of daisy relatives includes the well-known dusty miller and florist’s cineraria as well as less familiar garden plants and even a few weeds. Succulent species are often sold as Kleinia, an earlier name.

Senecio x hybridus

To 2 ft. high and wide. Valuable for bright colors in cool, shady places; not for hot, dry climates. Most common are large-flowered dwarf kinds generally sold as Multiflora Nana or Hybrida Grandiflora. These are compact, 12–15-in. plants with broad clusters of 3–5-in. daisies in colors ranging from white through pink and purplish red to blue and purple, often with contrasting eyes or bands. Bloom in late winter and early spring in mild-winter areas, spring and early summer elsewhere. Plants sold as Cineraria stellata (an invalid botanical name) are taller (to 2 1/2 –3 ft.), with clusters of smaller, star-shaped daisies. Grow in loose, rich soil. Grown as an annual or houseplant in all zones.

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