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Senecio mandraliscae

Senecio mandraliscae
First year
blue chalk sticks
Second year, early spring
Senecio mandraliscae
Second year, autumn

Synonym(s) Kleinia mandraliscae
Common name blue chalk sticks
Family asteraceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z9-11)
Size 12"
Light sun
Cultural notes heat and drought tolerant

An unusual representative of the daisy family, this succulent from South Africa is grown for its striking blue foliage of upright curvy fingers. It can fill a three-foot area as a groundcover, and is often used in containers or along walkways. Judicious pruning can keep the plant looking its best. We started with a tiny plantlet, full of potential, and are happy to see it's already expanded a good bit. It came through the freeze of January 2018 (24 hours of temperatures in the teens, with a helping of freezing rain for good measure) without any damage, so the zone 9 hardiness rating may be conservative.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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