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Senecio barbertonicus

Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family)

Common names: Barberton Senecio (E); Donsiebos (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Groundcover, Perennial, Shrub, Succulent
An evergreen, succulent shrub which bears yellow flowers.

Senecio barbertonicus

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.4m x 0.4m

MAXIMUM SIZE:

2m x 1m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Senecio barbertonicus

DESCRIPTION

Senecio barbertonicus is a dense bushy perennial shrub. It is an evergreen succulent. Younger stems are green turning brown and woody at maturity. Old stems are brittle and rough due to the persistent leaf bases of old leaves. Leaves are green for 3–5 seasons, succulent, bright to dark green and finger-like. Flowering stems protrude above the leaves and bear composite flower heads in small flat-topped clusters. The tubular, bright-yellow flowers are sweet-scented. Fruits are 3.5 mm long, cylindrical, ribbed and covered with stiff hairs between the ribs.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The flowers attract insects and a host of butterflies find them irresistible.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Prune every 3 seasons to remove older stems and to encourage new, green growth .
LANDSCAPING USES
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Fynbos, Rockery, Succulent
FOLIAGE
SEED
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests.

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