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Senecio × hybridus ‘Saucer Series’

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to March
  • Height0.3m to 2m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBlue, red, pink, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Senecio × hybridus ‘Saucer Series’. Has mounds of single, large flowers coloured: blue, red, pink or white in mid winter or early spring. Bears oval, serrated, mid green leaves.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Garden origin

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
  • WaterDry

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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