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Ragwort

Senecio spp.

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Also known as

Cineraria

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

80cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ragwort 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.

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How to propagate Ragwort

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 Ragwort

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Ragwort

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

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