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Plant Guide

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
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.

 

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