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Products > Senecio talinoides 'Jolly Gray'
 
Senecio talinoides 'Jolly Gray' - Hybrid Kleinia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [S. talinoides mandraliscae x talinoides aizoides]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Senecio talinoides 'Jolly Gray' (Hybrid Kleinia) - Spreading succulent from South Africa that grows to 12 to 18 inches tall with narrow 4 to 6 inch long blue gray fleshy leaves that can have branched leaf tips. It produces small rayless dull white flowers in mid-summer and forms a dense mat with leaves angled upward from the ground. Similar to Senecio mandraliscae but with finer texture. Drought tolerant but tolerates regular irrigation. Plant in full sun to light shade. Hardy to 10-15 F. A great groundcover. This plant is a hybrid between Senecio mandraliscae and Senecio aizoides (both subspecies of Senecio talinoides in the recent reference , "Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons" edited by Urs Eggli, 2002) created by John Bleck. We named it 'Jolly Gray' to correspond with another John Bleck hybrid, Aeonium 'Jolly Green'.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Senecio talinoides 'Jolly Gray'.
 
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