Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Senecio (Senecio haworthii)


Senecio
Senecio haworthii
(sen-NEESH-shee-oh) (hay-WOR-thee-eye)
Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ay)
Synonyms: Woolly Senecio, Tontelbossie

I love the color of the foliage of this South African native. It was growing in a pot at Wave Hill, since it is hardy to USDA Zone 10. I am not sure how this plant fits into the Aster family but it must be from the flowers. I couldn’t find any pictures on the Internet of the flowers so I am not sure. I like gray/white plants, as they always seem to shine in the garden. I saw some Dusty Miller, Coleus and Purple Petunias mixed together the other day and thought it was quite striking.

Here is a member of the genus that you maybe more familiar with, String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus).

2 comments:

Cindy said...

Hi. I just bought one of these senecio haworthii's at a catus and succulent show, and since I didn't know anything about it, I decided to google it. That's how I found your blog. I love your photos, not only the plants, but the bugs, too! Take care,
Cindy

Yana said...

Your Senecio Haworthii looks great! I bought mine 3 weeks ago and it's been slowly dying. I have no idea what the problem is :(. I also found you by googling the plant. Could you help me?