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Senecio jacobaea

Ragwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to November
  • Height0.3m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow and orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Senecio jacobaea (Ragwort). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Fragrant

Origin

Britain and Europe

Interest and use

Found on waste ground. Poisonous to horses.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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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