Senetti® Magenta Bicolor Pericallis
Pericallis 'Senetti Magenta Bicolor'
Senetti® Magenta Bicolor Pericallis flowers
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Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Senecio, Cineraria
Group/Class: Senetti Series
This impressive selection thrives in low temperatures, providing dazzling color early in the season; unique in its ability to re-bloom from early spring until summer
Senetti® Magenta Bicolor Pericallis is draped in stunning violet daisy flowers with indigo eyes and white centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Senetti® Magenta Bicolor Pericallis is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Senetti® Magenta Bicolor Pericallis is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Senetti® Magenta Bicolor Pericallis will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Senetti® Magenta Bicolor Pericallis is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.