Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cineraria, a genus of Composite closely related to Senecio, the groundsels and ragworts. C. cruenta, the chief species, a native of Teneriffe, has broad, heart-shaped toothed leaves, and numerous heads with dark crimson disk-florets and a lighter ray. Seedling varieties have countless differences of colour in either disk or ray, white, purple, pink, etc. In our conservatories it keeps up a brilliant show of colour throughout much of the winter and spring.