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botanical name:
Pericallis 'Senetti Deep Blue'
Pericallis 'Senetti Deep Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Florist's Cineraria 'Senetti Deep Blue'
synonyms:  Pericallis 'Sunsenedibu', Senecio 'Senetti Deep Blue'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.35m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Tender perennial. Large daisy-like, dark violet-blue flowers, very freely produced in spring and early summer.

cultivation:
Well drained humus rich, preferably slightly acid soil in sun or part shade. Needs warm growing conditions, but will tolerate occasional light night frosts. Can be over-wintered if kept cool but frost free. Often treated as an annual.
Cut back after flowering, which may encourage a second flush.


propagation:
From cuttings.

usage:
Containers, summer patio plant, conservatories

other notes:
Senetti series hybrid, bred by Suntory, Japan

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