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Madagascar Senecio
Senecio decaryi

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: decaryi (de-KAR-yee) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Aliso Viejo, California

San Marino, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 6, 2013, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Seen this plant at several botanical gardens but it is rarely labeled. Took me some time to figure it out. Pretty large for a succulent Senecio and makes and attractive silver-blue-green shrub. Flowers are 'typical' Senecio flowers in fall. Leaf morphology seems to vary a bit from smooth-edged to a bit scalloped.