Want something cheerful and colourful at one of the unused part shade corner?
Cineraria blooming season in our garden is much longer grown in part shade.
It does not mind of receiving only an hour or so direct-sunlight.
Not much of a problem growing cineraria on our hard clay soil.
Does not really mind of growing on less fertile soil.
Did grow well on soil that is not fertile.
Easy to grow and self-sowed easily.
But pest love this plant.
Snails and slugs like to munch on our cineraria plants leaves.
Newly sprouted seeds.
Cineraria starts to bloom in late winter here in our garden. If the weather warms quickly, it can bloom much earlier than that. Depending on the year (heat level), it can continue to bloom until early summer.
Two years in a row we tried several combination of cineraria growing together with different vegetables. My favourite combination so far is growing cineraria together with Nero Black Kale.
Cineraria spent blooms.
To prolong blooming season, spent flowers have to be deadheaded.
Where is the location of the cineraria seeds?
Can you see two red insects in the photo? (P.S. pest name?)
That is the seeds location.
Have a lovely weekend!
This was a drafted post from last November.