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Senecio serpens

  • Common Name
    Blue Chalk Sticks
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Succulent
  • Size
    6" - 1' High, 2' - 3' Wide
  • Flower Color
    White
  • Bloom Time
    • Summer
  • Leaves
    Blue-Green
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Seldom Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    N / A
  • Growth Rate
    Moderate
  • Hardiness
    Semi-hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
    • Partial Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Well Drained
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This is a groundcover that can be damaged by sustained frost.

     

  • Master Gardener Comments

    It is very effective to see this ground cover paired with contrasting succulents such as red aloes or green aeoniums.  When planted alone in large areas it looks like a sea of blue.

     

  • Varietals
    N / A