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Senecio haworthii

Ragwort

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to November
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOrange-yellow
  • Leaf ColourBluish white

Description

Senecio haworthii (Ragwort). This species is a succulent sub-shrub growing to 30cm with soft white stems. The leaves are borne in whorls and are tapered. The flowers are borne in single capitulums which are orange to yellow.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Succulent

Other common names

Cocoon plant

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
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°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

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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