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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.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Senecio 'Jolly Gray'.