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Flowering Ivy

Senecio macroglossus

Also known as

Madeliefie-Klimop, Cape Ivy, Natal Ivy, , German ivy, Natal ivy, Wax vine

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Flowering Ivy Overview

At first glance, Senecio macroglossus looks like a kind of ivy, but on closer inspection, the bright yellow daisy flowers amongst the foliage make it clear that it bears no real relationship to ivy whatsoever. Senecio macroglossus belongs in the Asteraceae (daisy family) whereas ivy, Hedera helix, belongs in the Araliaceae (ivy family), along with Cussonia species, the cabbage trees, and Schefflera.

Common problems with Flowering Ivy

How to propagate Flowering Ivy

Cuttings

You can propagate the shrubs and climbers by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Division

The annuals by seed in spring and the perennials by division in spring.

Seed

Special features of Flowering Ivy

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Flowering Ivy

Grown for their foliage and usually daisy like flower heads. Shrubs are excellent for coastal gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.