Senecio serpensItem #7023 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Forms a carpet of foliage up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:sen-NEESH-shee-oh SUR-penzDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Forms a carpet of foliage up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Prized for foliage.Flower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsEcheveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Aloe (Aloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
- CareCare InformationHighly 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.