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Senecio ‘Spring Glory’

Ragwort

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Features

  • BloomsApril to November
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourVarious

Description

Senecio ‘Spring Glory’ (Ragwort). A slow-growing, evergreen biennial bearing oval, serrated, mid green leaves. In mid spring, there are heads of large flowers which are shaped like a dome, borne in a variety of colours.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and usually daisy like flower heads. Shrubs are excellent for coastal gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They should be grown in fertile well-drained soil. They are frost-tender to fully frost-hardy plants.

Propagation

You can propagate the shrubs and climbers by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, and the annuals by seed in spring and the perennials by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, grey mould, powdery mildew, leaf spots and red spider mites.

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