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Senecio macroglossus ‘Variegatus’

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to January
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Senecio macroglossus ‘Variegatus’. This evergreen, twining climber has triangular, dark green mottled cream, and cream flowers are borne mainly in winter.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Semi-succulent

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
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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. 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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