Senecio

Senecio polyodon

Senecio - Senecio polyodon

Common Name: Senecio
Genus: Senecio
Species: polyodon

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.70 m (70 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A native of South Africa where it is found growing in sunny grassland this deciduous plant does best in a sunny spot with well drained soils where it will form a vigorous long-flowering carpet of colour throughout summer. Forming a basal rosette of leaves it sends up sprays of daisy-like pink, magenta, violet or fuchsia coloured flowers with yellow centres from late spring to autumn. When happily settled it may self-seed and produce new plants.

  • Garden care: Try to avoid excessive winter wet and dead-head if you dont want it to spread.