Pericallis is native to the Canary Islands and Madeira. Senetti is the wellknown brand name of the Pericallis hybrids. The genus Pericallis used to be in the genus called Senecio, but has recently been re-classified, due to the fact that Pericallis plants are winter and spring flowering plants. Most Senecio flower during the summer months. The genus Senecio is one of the largest genera of flowering plants.