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Senecio ‘Sunshine’

Ragwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades

Description

Senecio ‘Sunshine’ (Ragwort). This is an evergreen, bushy shrub with a clump of silver-green leaves when young, later turning to dark green. Bright yellow flowers are borne in clusters from early summer to mid summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Interest and use

Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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