The Easter-egg colors of pericallis are a joy to behold in the early spring. These easy-care flowers look terrific in containers or flower borders. Growing 8 to 12 inches tall, pericallis, occasionally called cineraria (and sometimes Senetti after some popular varieties of the plant), produces daisy-like flowers in a variety of bold shades including purple, blue, pink, rose and bi-color.
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.