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As I was perusing new plants on the National Garden Bureau website, I found a beautiful white flower with dark blue/gray eyes. It looks like a daisy but it’s called Pericallis ‘Senetti White’.
Senetti is a series of cultivars created by a company out of Japan called Suntory.
Honestly, I’ve never heard of them but I’ve seen them and, likely you have too as you shopped for your annual Spring planting of flowers.
These are compact plants that thrive in cool conditions and flower abundantly in spring through early summer. They are easy-care flowers that look terrific in containers or flower borders and grow 8 to 12 inches tall. A pretty focal point in containers with some grasses at the back! There are a large variety of color combinations.
Pericallis thrives in cool weather and makes a great companion for other early-birds such as pansy and sweet alyssum. Generally considered an annual, pericallis is a tender perennial in regions with cool, moist summers.
The plants are also attractive to butterflies and deer resistant. Water these plants whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. Hot summer weather will stop the flower show, so you’ll want to replace them with heat-loving annuals after they fade.
There are MANY more….. google and ogle!