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Senecio elegans, Wild Cineraria, Strandblommetjie, Purple Jacobaea

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 Senecio elegans
Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Wild Cineraria, Strandblommetjie, Purple Jacobaea
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This beautiful half-hardy annual has long been a favourite in gardens. It has a dwarf form about a foot high, and there are varieties with double flowers which are showy and desirable, ranging in color from white to deep crimson, and lasting a long while. The plant does best in rich sandy loam and planted in bold masses, which flower from July to October, according to the time of sowing. See picture.

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