Tuesday, 6 August 2013

RUBY CINERARIA

Cineraria refers to any of several hybrid ornamental plants (Senecio × hybridus) in the composite family (Asteraceae), derived from species native to the Canary Islands and widely grown as indoor or bedding plants for their showy, variously coloured radiate flower heads and attractive silvery foliage. Derived from the Latin cinerria, genus name, from feminine of Latin cinerrius, of ashes (from the ash-coloured down on its leaves).

I had seen these ruby red cinerarias a short time ago in our local nursery and was keen to grow them in our garden, an experiment which proved to be successful!

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,

and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.

10 comments:

  1. These flowers are such a beautiful rich red. Lovely.

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  2. Beautiful flowers! Wonderful red color!

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  3. They kind of look like daisies! Very colorful with those reds!

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  4. A true beauty. I love the ruby red colour.

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  5. Beautiful scarlet colored blooms! :)

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  6. Beautiful flowers in a beautiful red color!

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  7. Nice shot of these flowers - can be quite hard to take photos of red things

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  8. Love that beautiful red!! Red is so difficult for me to photograph.

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