These are winter- and spring-flowering plants, the blooms of which range from blue to crimson and purple, with white zones.
Seed may be sown in spring in a gritty soil, and during the summer months the plants may be grown in the cold framo, admitting plenty of air, but shading them from direct sunshine. They like plenty of moisture and should be syringed overhead in the mornings and afternoons.
In September they should be lifted into the greenhouse, where a temperature of not more than 65° should be maintained.
Guard against greenfly by frequent light fumigation with tobacco.
Cineraria rnaritima is a useful silver-foliaged plant, sown under glass in March for use in summer bedding.