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Senecio cineraria

Ragwort

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  • Senecio cineraria | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • BloomsJuly to November
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue grey white

Description

Senecio cineraria (Ragwort). This is a mound-forming evergreen sub-shrub usually grown as an annual. It will bear ovate to lance-shaped, deeply pinnate silvery-grey leaves. The flowers are borne in loose corymbs of yellow flowers in mid summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, 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 or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They should be grown in fertile well-drained soil, they are frost-tender to fully frost-hardy plants. You can propagate the shrubs from cuttings in the summer, annuals from seed in autumn and perennials by division in spring.

Propagation

Propagate shrubs from cuttings in summer, annuals by seed in autumn and perennials by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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