Garden flowers

Maritime cinerary: unique foliage


The maritime cineraria, or silver cineraria, offers a very decorative metal gray foliage.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Cineraria maritima
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial

Height : 50 to 60 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary

Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : May to July

It is a border and rockery plant that fits perfectly into a cluster of colors.

Forgotten lately, it is back in style, now becoming as trendy as it is decorative.

Plantation of maritime cineraria

It is recommended to sow maritime cineraria in February-March in the nursery , then do a first transplanting and finally to put it in place in May.

In pot or container:
If you buy it directly from a garden center, it should be planted in May-June, keeping a distance of about 30 cm between each plant.

  • Cineraria likes well-drained soils
  • A sunny situation is preferable
  • Easy multiplication by division of the tuft in spring or fall.

Maintenance of maritime cineraria

Although easy to maintain, you can simply cut off the wilted flowers as you go.

We can provide a watering for a few weeks after planting but he is then no need to water when your cineraria is well installed in the ground.

Good to know about maritime cineraria

This bushy perennial is distinguished by its original silvery foliage. It grows wild around the Mediterranean and there are nearly a thousand species.

We thus find perennials, shrubs and even climbers of maritime cineraria.

But the most used in our gardens is commonly used in border or solid, you will also easily adapt this plant to your terrace, in a pot or in a container.

As its name suggests, it easily withstands proximity to the sea and it has also been found a lot on our coasts and on the cliffs by the sea and spray.

Smart tip about maritime cineraria

In cultivation, do not let the flower stems grow and cut them as soon as they appear.


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