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Florist's cineraria
Photo: Thomas J. Story



Made for the shade, florists' cineraria adds intense color to dark corners of the garden.

Cineraria grows to 2 feet high and wide with daisies ranging in color from white through pink and purplish red to blue and purple. Plants need partial or full shade along with regular water and loose, rich soil. Discard after bloom, even where perennial.

Here it's combined with asparagus fern in a 15-inch-wide glazed terra-cotta pot.

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