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All year round silver/white colour.


All year round silver/white colour.

If you want to have a little silver/white colour in the garden all year try some Cineraria silver dust. This supposed annual I set seed for 5yrs ago has gone through all these awful winters unscathed.



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yours do look wonderful...mine sadly look weather worn!

10 Feb, 2014

 

Hi Shiela, although this is ususlly grown as an annual, it is in fact a perennial evergreen sub shrub or shrub.
The powers that be reclassified it some years ago as Senecio cineraria, it is supposed to be only frost hardy, but I have found that it can take a lot lower temp than minus 5 c, a very nice, very useful plant, Derek.

10 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks for that info Derek. I cut it right back at the end of spring and it shoots up brilliantly Marybells.

10 Feb, 2014

 

I have it too and it grows nicely on Vancouver Island(as perenial). I cut it back in the spring as well Homebird. It can grow very spindley if I do not. Yours looks wonderful right now...very bushy and heathy looking.

10 Feb, 2014

 

Ooh.... thanks Hb, will certainly get some of these seeds, if thats how they prosper :-)

10 Feb, 2014

 

A neighbour grows this in his very exposed front garden and it does well up here for him too as a perennial.

10 Feb, 2014

 

Mine doesn't look quite so clean & perky as yours HB.
Thanks for the reminder to cut it back in a bit later on.

11 Feb, 2014

 

Amazing plant....

10 Mar, 2014



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