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Senecio elegans

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourReddish and yellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Senecio elegans. This is a hairy annual with an upright habit, which will grow about 60cm tall. It has branching stems that are covered with variable dark green leaves, which range from entire to pinnate and are about 8cm long. In mid summer and early autumn, daisy-like purplish pink flowers appear in dome-shaped, terminal clusters.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

S. Africa

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

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

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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