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Senecio monroi

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread1.25m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Senecio monroi. This is a dense, many branched shrub with obovate to oblong, olive green leaves. In mid summer to late summer, yellow ray floreted flowers appear in corymbs.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, 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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