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Senecio mandraliscae | Kleinia

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Synonym Names: Kleinia m., S. talinoides ssp. mand

Family: Compositae

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Kleinia is a spreading succulent and ground cover that grows to about 6" to 18" tall with florescent blue green foliage. The ice plant like leaves are long and slender.It is from South Africa and works well in Mediterranean gardens. It is good in most sun conditions and can take very little watering or regular garden watering making it very adaptable for garden design. It performs best with full sun and regular water. Once it is established it is very drought tolerant. It is easy to propagate as are many succulents. Any section of the plant broken off and dug into the soil will reroot.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Ground cover, Succulent

Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'

Width Range

Flower Color

White

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Blue Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

USDA Zones

9, 10

Sunset Zones

12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

n/a

Design

Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical

Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Indoor, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute, Hanging Baskets

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photography by: Janet Hunter

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