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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.

Plant in full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant but tolerates regular irrigation. Hardy to 10-15 F. A great groundcover that is similar to Senecio mandraliscae but with finer texture.

Senecio 'Jolly Gray' is a John Bleck hybrid between Senecio talinoides var. mandraliscae (now a variety of Curio) Senecio ficoides, now a species of Curio. We introduced this plant in 2006 and named it 'Jolly Gray' to correspond with another John Bleck hybrid, Aeonium 'Jolly Green'. Because these succulent composite plants have long been in the trade under the name Senecio we continue to list this plant and most others called Senecio still under this older name for convenience and so not to confuse our customers or our staff. 

This information about Senecio 'Jolly Gray' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.