Gardening Nerd Two: Defying the ‘Annual’ Sign

Cineraria

The tag said it was a Cineraria, but Dave’s Garden calls it Florist’s Cineraria 
Pericallis ‘Senetti Violet Bicolor’. The gardening nerd loves this “annual” bloomed for the second time this spring.

You know you’re a Gardening Nerd when:

It’s a victory when your “annual” Cineraria blooms for a second year.

The tag said annual when I bought the flowering plant in March 2012. Research showed the Cineraria can be a perennial, but is finicky. It likes a wet 40 to 60 degrees, and not much else.

Last summer, I moved it to the depths of the porch to keep it cool. In the winter, I covered it with a  blanket when serious frost threatened, which was about a dozen nights.

My gardening nerd efforts paid off with a second spring of glorious Cineraria flowers. According to Dave’s Garden,  the plant’s longer name is Florist’s Cineraria 
Pericallis ‘Senetti Violet Bicolor’. Now that’s a nerdy name.

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