I grow Cineraria Maritime as a border plant and in a flower bed. Usually I cultivate Cineraria maritime as an annual, decorative foliage plant, although it is a perennial. I like that it has beautiful, separate leaves covered with silvery felt at bottom, the plant has white - silver color that is clearly seen in full sunlight.
Although Cineraria is beautiful Mediterranean plant, it grows well in my garden along with other annuals and perennials. I plant it in containers and vases with colorful petunias, blue and white lobelia .
Last year I decided to plant Cineraria next to white roses. I think it looks beautifully, shading white roses by silvery lacy leaves of Cineraria.
I used to buy ready seedlings, 10 small sprouts in the cassette. This year I have grown Cineraria from seeds. During the first week it grows rapidly, soft fluffy leaves get their silvery color.
Do you grow Cineraria in your garden? Where do you plant it: in container or in beds?