Tall and lovely yellow spires in late summer over large imposing leaves.
It has black upright stems making a bold 2 metre tall statement.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good in a border, is extremely hardy and is easy provided the soil is not too dry. Is also happy in heavy or clay soils.
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Common names: Przewalski’s Golden Ray.
Also known as Senecio przewalskii
Originates from Northern China.
The best position in the garden:
Semi shade and can also grow okay in the sun provided the soil isn’t dry.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the back of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also likes heavy and clay soils.
How much moisture:
Normal or moist.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off flowers.
Size of plant:
Height 2 metres.
Spread 70 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 2 plants per square metre.
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