Senecio stellata. These two plants came from annies annuals from the seed strain giovannis select. Florists cineraria or tall cineraria pericallis x hybrida formerly senecio hybridus and senecio stellata have daisy like blooms usually blue to purple and white that are cheerful summer. Growing quickly to an impressive 30 to 36 inches tall. I found the tag in the plant.
Sadly theyve been replaced by horrid miniature boinky versions not suitable for more than a party favor. Senecio stellata giovannas select better known as tall cineraria is a wonderful way to add purple or burgundy flowers to a part shade bed. Specializing in rare and unusual annual and perennial plants including cottage garden heirlooms and hard to find california native wildflowers.