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Senecio pulcher

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Features

  • BloomsOctober to December
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.35m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink, yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Senecio pulcher. This is an upright semi-evergreen perennial. It bears leathery, medium green leaves. The flowers are single corymbs of pink-purple blooms in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Shrub, Tree, Herbaceous or Succulent

Origin

South America

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

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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 the autumn and perennials by division in the 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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