Senetti Deep Blue
A continual mass of vibrant blue flowers, creating a ball of colour from spring onwards
Month Available: April
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Blue
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring
Plant Type: Annuals
Hardy: Protect from frost
Main Attribute: Mass of flowers
Height / Spread: 30cm x 45cm (12in x 18in)
Flowers on Senetti will be affected by frost, plant out after the threat of frost has finished, or if a late frost is forecast, cover or move indoors.
Where to Plant: Patio pots
Pests and Diseases: Whitefly, Thrips, Red Spider Mite, Botrytis, Powdery Mildew
Plant Care: Senetti are heavy feeders and drinkers, the use of a slow release fertiliser is recommended and in addition feed regularly with plant food throughout the plants life. For continuous flowering cut back the top of the plant to the foliage (approx 10cm ) after flowering and re-flowering will occur three to four weeks later.
Care and Time: High - summer
Warning: Toxic if eaten.
Benefits: An incredibly long flowering plant, which can have up to 100 + flowers at its peak. Excels in pots and can be used to brighten any area. Safe to plant in late March as will tolerate 0°C
History: A type of Cineraria, a popular cut flower, bred and raised in Japan by Suntory for its suitability for use in Summer patio pots