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Senecio paludosus

Fen ragwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow

Description

Senecio paludosus (Fen ragwort). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub, Tree, Herbaceous or Succulent

Other common names

Ragwort

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.

Propagation

Propagate shrubs from cuttings in summer, annuals by seed in autumn and perennials by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, grey mould, powdery mildew, leaf spots and red spider mites.

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