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Products > Senecio 'Jolly Gray'
Senecio '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: [Curio 'Jolly Gray]
Parentage: (S. talinoides var. mandraliscae x S. ficoides)
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 '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 John Bleck hybrid between Senecio talinoides var. mandraliscae (now a variety of Curio) Senecio ficoides, now a species of Curio. We named it 'Jolly Gray' to correspond with another John Bleck hybrid, Aeonium 'Jolly Green'. Because these plants hav long been in the trade under the name Senecio we continue to list this plant and most other of the succulent plants once called Senecio still under this older name for convenience and so not to confuse our customers or our staff.  Information displayed on this page about  Senecio 'Jolly Gray' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.