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A picture of a Senecio

Senecio

Senecio spp.

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Senecio rowleyanus leaves by Flickr user Forest and Kim Starr (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

80cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

Senecio is a large genus with over 1,400 individual species found across the globe. These include annual plants, succulents and non-succulent perennials, evergreen shrubs, subshrubs and twining climbing species. They are typically grown for their attractive but highly variable foliage and their daisy-like flowers, which are produced in branched clusters. Annuals are best used for bedding or in containers, while small perennials look great in a scree bed or rock garden. Taller species are best suited in a border or wild garden. The genus includes many species commonly kept as houseplants, such as Senecio rowleyanus, commonly known as String of Pearls.

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers