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Commonly known as (formerly Senecio) , Ragwort
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Soft, silver-grey leaves which mature to dark-green.
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Produces flowerheads to 3cm (1¼in) across on felted shoots.
Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Good to know - syn. Senecio 'Sunshine'. Dunedin hybrid. Attractive foliage for cut flower arrangements. Very suitable for coastal gardens. Can get woody. Prune straggly stems after winter, then after flowering.
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
garden origin. New Zealand.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Coastal / windswept - thrives in coastal sites
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Crenulate see photos above
Elliptic see photos above
Pruning group 5
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Fertile well drained soil