This plant is increasingly found in the flower gardens of the owners of cottage and garden plots. Cineraria is silvery, the cultivation of which is possible even in our climatic conditions, grows in the natural environment on Fr. Madagascar and in the tropical zone of Africa. This herbaceous plant has several species that are popular due to the silvery pubescent leaves. All of them prefer fertile, drained soil.
Application and care
Silver cineraria, grown on neutral or slightly alkaline soil, blooms with inconspicuous yellowish flowers that have absolutely no decorative value. But her elegant leaves perfectly emphasize the beauty of any flowerbed, curb or mixborder. It looks just as good in the rock gardens. Very impressive against the background of various dark and light-green, as well as beautifully flowering plants looks silvery cineraria. Cultivation of it is reduced to choosing a suitable place for planting, sowing seeds for seedlings, timely watering( without
Cineraria "Silver rain"
Most often in our beds there is this kind of cineraria. It is grown as an annual culture. This short decorative plant reaches only 20 cm in height. Each bush has a fairly compact shape. The plant is covered with strongly dissected, openwork leaves. All its parts are strongly pubescent with white hairs. This cineraria is great for decorating flower beds, flower beds, mixborders. It looks especially good in combination with bright colors. Ideal neighbors in the flowerbed - alissum, geranium, petunia, ageratum, marigolds. Seeds are sown to get seedlings in March. They germinate at a temperature of 20 ° C.The grown up sprouts dive into peat pots. In the open ground planted cineraria, when there will be no spring frosts. When planting plants between them, you should leave gaps of at least 20 cm.
Cineraria "Diamond Powder"
This remarkable flower of Dutch breeding refers to annuals. Cineraria "Diamond powder", the cultivation of which practically does not differ from the cultivation of other species of this plant, will become a real jewel in your flower bed. Its delicate leaves have a dense dropping of silvery-ashy hairs, amazing in color. Until very late autumn, she will rejoice with her beauty and grace. If desired, this cineraria before frost can be excavated and transplanted into a pot in which it will successfully grow in a cool room until the very spring. This variety looks great in group and single plantings.