Cineraria - Silver Dust
A half hardy perennial best treated as a half hardy annual, this is a showy bedding plant producing a 20-25cm mound of finely divided silvery white foliage. Use it as an edging to the border, as feature plants or in pots.
Sow in late winter/early spring at 15-24C on the surface of a good seed compost. Keep soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Germination usually takes 10-21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 1-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 15-2cm apart in a sunny spot.