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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Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical Pronunciationsen-NEESH-shee-oh fy-KOY-deez
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall 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, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, 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, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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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