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Senecio laxifolius

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Features

  • BloomsJune to November
  • Height0.75m to 1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Senecio laxifolius. This is a mound-forming shrub with elliptic and scalloped leaves. The flowers have yellow heads in ray florets in loose panicles from early summer to late autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • 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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