Senecio haworthii

Senecio haworthii

Ashweed

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Senecio haworthii
  • Common name: Ashweed
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Silver

Ashweed, Senecio haworthii, is a low-growing, drought-tolerant succulent, suitable for sun-baked containers and rock gardens. It bears pretty, upright cylindrical leaves covered in fine silver-white hairs, giving the plant an almost ghostly look. Bright yellow flowers appear in summer.

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For best results grow Senecio haworthii in sandy, well-drained soil or cactus compost in full sun. Hardy to -6°, it will need protection or overwintering indoors in cooler regions. Propagate by cuttings in spring.

How to grow Senecio haworthii

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Senecio haworthii and wildlife

Senecio haworthii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Senecio haworthii poisonous?

Senecio haworthii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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