Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Senecio (Senecio haworthii)
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).