Español  English  

Consulta Plantas

We are celebrating 20 years on the Internet.

Gardening and plant care since 2001

Care of the plant Cineraria maritima or Silver ragwort.

Care of the plant Cineraria maritima or Silver ragwort

The genus Cineraria, family Asteraceae, includes 50 species of flowering plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Cineraria maritima, Cineraria lyratiformis, Cineraria geifolia, Cineraria deltoidea.

Common names: Silver ragwort, Dusty miller. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are perennial plants that reach 80-90 cm in height. The leaves are alternate, pinnate in narrow lobes and silvery-gray. They bloom in summer with intense yellow flowers grouped in flower heads.

They are used in rockeries and borders combined with other Mediterranean plants. They can also be grown in pots for balconies and terraces. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Cineraria maritima needs full sun exposure (it is a heliophilic plant); it can also grow in semi-shade. They resist frost down to -10 ºC.

They are very rustic plants that grow in any type of soil; they prefer light and sandy soils.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry. They resist drought very well.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring or by cuttings after flowering.

Images of the plant Cineraria maritima or Silver ragwort

Cineraria maritima
Cineraria maritima
Cineraria maritima
Cineraria maritima
 

Find plants