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Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks
Senecio vitalis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: vitalis

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Del Mar, California

Livermore, California

Los Angeles, California

Santa Cruz, California

Vista, California

Umatilla, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 30, 2011, bermudaonion from Southampton
Bermuda wrote:

Bermuda is not the easiest place to grow plants, we are exposed to salt laden winds and stormy weather as well as prolonged periods of drought. I planted Senecio vitalis in several areas near the coast full sun and inland - Bermuda is only two miles wide at its widest point - and it has done extremely well. Has anyone hade experience with it on a coastal area and know whather it has salt spray tolerance?

Malcolm.