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Blue Chalksticks

Senecio serpens

Pronunciation: sen-NEESH-shee-oh SUR-penz
SKU #07023
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A small, low growing succulent, branching from the base and rooting along the stems to provide an easy care, attractive groundcover for warm sunny hillsides and yards. Powdery blue-green fleshy leaves provide year round interest, taking on purple tints in extreme heat and sun exposure.
Light Full sun
Watering Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Forms a carpet of foliage up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Echeveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Aloe (Aloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
CARE
Care Highly adaptable, provided well-draining soil with low moisture. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established requires occasional water in hot, dry summers, less during cool seasons; take care not to overwater. Pinch back upright stems periodically to encourage lower, bushier growth.

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