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Senecio vitalis

 
Senecio vitalis
After two years of growth, May 2020
narrow-leaf chalk sticks
Just planted, May 2018
Common name narrow-leaf chalk sticks
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Picked this up, unlabeled, at a local nursery, and figured out later it is S. vitalis. It was tiny when it started out in the back of our rock garden, but has grown nicely since then, not set back at all in the mild winters we've had. Judging by online photos, the blue-leaved form (closer in appearance to our S. mandraliscae) is more commonly grown, but I like the yellowish-green hue of our plant.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: Houston rock garden

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