Senecio

Brachyglottis 'Sunshine' (Dunedin Group)

Senecio - Brachyglottis   'Sunshine' (Dunedin Group)

Common Name: Senecio
Genus: Brachyglottis
Cultivar: 'Sunshine' (Dunedin Group)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

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

A tough little evergreen shrub with oval, hairy grey leaves and cheerful bright yellow daisy-like flowers in June and July. It's drought tolerant and forms a natural mound. Try it with other silver-leaved plants or as part of a Mediterranean scheme or as a groundcover for a sunny well-drained site. It's particularly suitable for coastal gardens as it stands up well to strong winds and salt-laden air.

  • Garden care: Cut back lightly after flowering to maintain a compact bushy habit.