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Geelblom

Cineraria saxifraga

Also known as

Cineraria (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

40cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga in Kirstenbosch

Geelblom Overview

Cineraria is a genus of flowering plants, native primarily to Southern Africa with a few species further north. The genus includes herbaceous plants and small subshrubs. The florist's cineraria that is commonly seen as a bedding plant has been transfered to the genus Pericallis. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.

Common problems with Geelblom

Generally trouble free.

How to harvest Geelblom

Harvest seed when ripe.

How to propagate Geelblom

Seed

Sow seed in spring time directly in well-prepared flower beds.

Cuttings

Propagate from seed, cuttings.

Division

By root divisions.

Special features of Geelblom

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Pot plant

Pioneer

Other uses of Geelblom

Rockeries or banks

Daisy

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