Senecio

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The narrow and long, finger-like blue foliage makes this plant a must have. Survives extreme heat and drought as well as cool temperatures. Adds terrific texture to any garden.

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Calibrachoa

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Candytuft

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Candytuft

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Details

Common name

Senecio

Botanical name

Senecio vitalis

Variety

Blue Chalk Fingers

Zone

Grow as an annual

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Bloom color

Green

Bloom time

grown for foliage

Light

sun

Height

6-12in (15-30 cm)

Habit

upright

Water

keep soil relatively dry. water only when soil surface feels dry to the touch

Feed

fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer

Maintenance

Low maintenance.