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Scientific Name: Senecio cruentus (Masson ex L'Hr.) DC.
Synonym: Pericallis cruenta, Senecio hybridus, Cineraria cruenta
Family: Asteraceae
Cineraria (Senecio  cruentus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: Annual, except in zones 16,17,22-24
USDA: All zones as annual

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Heat Tolerance: Generally killed by the summer heat

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Growth Habits: Compact shrubby tender perennials, 12 inches to 3 feet tall (30-90 cm) depending on the variety

Watering Needs: Abundant water, good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

The Cinerarias are usually discarded after they finish blooming

Cineraria (Senecio  cruentus)

Cultural Practices:
Beware of slugs. Might self seed. Usually discarded after they finish blooming

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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