Definition of cineraria in English:

cineraria

Line breaks: cin¦er|aria
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnəˈrɛːrɪə
 
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noun

  • A plant of the daisy family with compact masses of bright flowers, cultivated as a winter-flowering pot plant.
    • Genus Pericallis (formerly Senecio or Cineraria), family Compositae
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    • In coastal areas, set out bedding begonias and cinerarias.
    • In zones 15-17, you can also plant cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.
    • Blue is a harder colour to find in the winter garden but appears in iris, cinerarias, pansies and violas.

Origin

modern Latin, feminine of Latin cinerarius 'of ashes', from cinis, ciner- 'ashes' (because of the ash-coloured down on the leaves).

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