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Senecio ampullaceus

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: ampullaceus (am-pul-uh-KEE-us) (Info)

Category:
Annuals

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive frostweed On Apr 4, 2005, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is an annual of the Sunflower family that is endemic to Texas. I t likes sandy soils and can cover entire fields. Seen around Canton Texas. It is said to grow all over except the Panhandle and Far West Texas.

Regional...

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

Arlington, Texas
De Leon, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Franklin, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Pflugerville, Texas



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