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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.
How to propagate Ragwort
You can propagate the shrubs and climbers by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
The annuals by seed in spring and the perennials by division in spring.
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Other uses of Ragwort
Grown for their foliage and usually daisy like flower heads. Shrubs are excellent for coastal gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.