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Mount Everest Big Blue Chalksticks

Senecio ficoides 'Mount Everest' PP #22,188

Large, fleshy, flattened, blue-green, succulent leaves have a waxy glaucous coating, giving them a powdery blue-gray appearance. A formidable mounding habit comprised of upright stems with skyward-facing foliage. Carefree, very drought tolerant, and highly adaptable. Perfect for a sunny, frost-free, waterwise landscape. Great for containers.
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Allow soil to dry between waterings.

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Botanical Pronunciationsen-NEESH-shee-oh fy-KOY-deez
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft wide, in landscape; can be kept at 2 ft. in containers.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Design IdeasAdds a bold, sculptural element to succulent gardens and xeriscapes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsAllow soil to dry between waterings.
Companion PlantsKangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos); Sedum (Sedum); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Aloe (Aloe)

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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