Pericallis ×hybrida (Scheidw.) B. Nord., Opera Bot. 44:21. 1978 (Syn: (=) Cineraria hybrida Willd.; (≡) Senecio ×hybridus Scheidw. (basionym)) as per GRIN .
Common names: Cineraria, florist’s cineraria
The commonly cultivated winter annual (naturally perennial) in Delhi with large basal leaves with winged petioles, and heads in many colours. A plant of hybrid origin.

sharing snap of some lovely flowers taken in an exhibition in Kolkata last December
any idea what these can be???

cineraria but cannot be too sure as the leaves cannot be seen

I also feel that it is Cinereria.

About cultivated plant there is one book whose author is “Bailey”

are two books by Bailey…

Manual of Cultivated Plants
Cyclopedia of American Horticulture

The second Blue coloured Asteraceae may be Senecio cruentus

It should be Pericallis hybrida


Request for ID: 070310-AK-1 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Date/Time : 24th and 25th of October, 2008
Location Place : Kodaikanal … Altitude : 2100 meters… GPS :
Habitat : Garden … Type : cultivated
Plant Habit : Herb … Height : small plant … Length :  …
Leaves Type :  … Shape :  … Size :
Inflorescence Type :  … Size :
Flowers Size : about 2 inches … Colour : Blue/Purple

Cineraria cruenta please

this plant is Cineraria cruenta Masson ex L’Hér. {Senecio cruentus (Masson ex L’Hér.) DC} family asteraceae.

The cultivated plant is now more correctly known as Pericallis x hybrida (a hybrid between P. cruenta and p. lanata)

Pericallis hybrida (Regel) B.Nord. from Arya College Panipat:
Pericallis hybrida (Regel) B.Nord.
from Arya College Panipat
Cineraria hybrida Willd.,
Cineraria lactea (DC.) J.Jacq.,
Pericallis cuneata (DC.) Webb & Bethel.,
Pericallis cuneata (L’Hér.) Bolle,
Senecio cruentus (Masson ex L’Hér.) DC.,
Senecio hybridus (Willd.) Hort. ex Regel
This is very popular Garden Annual 

– Flowers profusely in February-March

Flower ID Request:
I captured this pic of a flower in Gangtok, Sikkim and I am not able to identify it. Please let me know what it could be…

I think Pericallis x hybrida (syn: Cineraria x hybrida, Senecio x hybridus).
Please also include picture of lower leaves for confirmation.

I have attached a brightened crop of the image which also shows its leaves.

definitely a cineraria


Pericallis ×hybrida (Scheidw.) B. Nord.
Syn: Cineraria hybrida Willd.; Senecio ×hybridus Scheidw.
Common names: Cineraria, florist’s cineraria
The commonly cultivated winter annual (naturally perennial) in Delhi with large basal leaves with winged petioles, and heads in many colours. A plant of hybrid origin. Photographed from Delhi.

Commonly known as ‘Florist’s Cineraria’, Pericalis x hybrid (Regel) B.Nord. is a popular ornamental herb during winter and spring.
Here photographed in Pantnagar gardens.

Very good photographs …


Another garden flower seen at a resort in Jim Corbett on 24/3/13.
Cultivated, ornamental plant.

Looks like Pericallis x hybrida… 

Thanks a lot. I know Cineraria but this color was new for me.

Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate heads: Ornamentals- Pericallis x hybrida? from IB College, Panipat-NS 09 : Attachments (15). 6 posts by 6 authors.
This ornamental with a variety of colours was shot from IB College, Panipat.. please let me know more about this..

Thanks … for upload.

Garden Flowers For ID : Nasik : 200613 : AK-3 :  Attachments (1).  4 posts by 3 authors.
Garden flowers seen at a nursery in Nasik on 21/3/12.
Cultivated, potted plants.

Possibly Florist’s Cineraria: Pericallis x hybrida, Senecio cruentus, Senecio x hybrida. Please check this link as well:

Garden Flowers For ID : Uttarakhand : 030714 : AK-5 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Cultivated garden flowers seen at a resort in Corbett on 23/3/13.

Cineraria cruenta I hope. Please show some leaves.

Thanks for validation.
Some more from the same resort in various colors. Attachments (5).
Hope they help in id.

yes …

How to differentiate between Cineraria cruenta and Cineraria hybrida?
Are they the same?

Cultivated forms are better treated as C. hybrida, now treated as Pericallis hybrida

Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 1068 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Honey bee visiting flowers of Cineraria.

I think Pericallis hybrida as per images herein.


SK 3418 22 April 2022: 4 high res. images.

Location:  Romford, UK
Altitude:  40 m.
Date: 09 March 2022
Habit : Cultivated
Pericallis × hybrida Senetti Deep Blue. ??

I see you are in a garden centre.

When I take pics in such places I also take a pic of the label.
Mind you plant labels can be wrong.
A friend bought a plant labelled Verbena bonariensis on Monday.. the leaves were completely wrong… another wrong label.
Locally a whole batch of plants were labelled Cotoneaster franchetti and were in fact   Lonicera caerulea…. common name honey berry ….the latest berry to be named a wonder food!
This plant  is correctly named…..used to be called Cineraria.

Label says Sennetti only !  Yes I know it is Cineraria !


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