Cineraria maritima

Dusty Miller New Look

R60.00

The large, deeply-lobed silvery leaves have been a favourite with florists for their unique colour and diverse usefulness. Easy to grow and a good producer.

 

50 seeds per packet.

60 in stock

Category:
Flower type:Filler
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:Tender Perennial. Can withstand light frost. Drought and heat tolerant.
Sowing guide:Direct sow not recommended. Sow in trays in March to May or in September (areas with cold winters) and transplant after 8-12 weeks. Seedlings take some time to establish.
Germination guide:7-10 days @ 22 C. Light required - cover seed with very thin layer of vermiculite.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:23 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:September (if sown in March to April) or 90-120 days after sowing in September.
Final height:40-60 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest stems when they have reached the desired length. Be sure to cut in the cool part of the day, place in water and allow to hydrate. Once hydrated, expected vase life is 7-10 days.

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