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Senecio sylvaticus

Heath groundsel

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Senecio sylvaticus (Heath groundsel). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain & Northern Europe.

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
  • 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

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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