Vertical Leaf Senecio

Senecio crassissimus

Bundles of flat, fleshy, dusty blue-green, vertically-positioned leaves with distinctive purple margins add a wonderful contrast in color and shape for a sunny rock garden or succulent planting. Thrives on near-neglect. Color will not be as prevalent in shadier locations. Produces yellow daisy-like flowers in the summer.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs occasional water - more in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityUpright growth, 18 to 24 in. tall, and 16 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid- to late summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleRustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs occasional water - more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Aloe (Aloe)

Provide a well-drained soil in full sun. Needs supplemental water in hot, dry summers, but requires less water once established, and during cool seasons. Take care not to overwater. In hot summer regions, provide some shelter from intense afternoon sun.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

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