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Senecio macroglossus 'Variegatus' (v)
  • RHS AGM

variegated Natal ivy

A twining evergreen perennial to 2m, with purple stems bearing waxy triangular or ivy-like, glossy dark green leaves with broad creamy-white margins, and solitary pale yellow daisies 5cm across

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Green
Summer Cream Green
Autumn Cream Green
Winter Yellow Cream Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Senecio can be annuals, biennials, perennials, climbers or shrubs, some succulent, with simple or pinnately divided leaves and daisy-like flowers, occasionally without ray-florets

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in bright filtered light , avoiding full summer sun, with good ventilation. Maintain moderate humidity and keep just moist in the winter

Propagation

Propagate by seed, softwood and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly, aphid and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May be affected by a rust

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