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Blue Chalksticks

Senecio serpens

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07023
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.
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10-11

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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationsen-NEESH-shee-oh SUR-penz
Average Size at MaturityForms a carpet of foliage up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsEcheveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Aloe (Aloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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