Mýrastigi

Senecio ovatus

Asteraceae

Height

100 - 150 cm

Flower colour

yellow

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

fertile, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Central-Europe

Senecio is a large and diverse genus in the Asteraceae family. It is one of the largest genera of flowering plants with over 1200 species with a global distribution. The flowers are usually yellow, but can rarely be white, green, purple or blue. Within the genus are annuals, trees, shrubs, and the horrible weed groundsel (S. vulgaris), which is probably the member of the genus with the widest distribution here in Iceland. It also includes some hardy perennials that make nice garden plants.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in February - March.

Seed lightly covered (needs light for germination) and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination. 

Tall perennial that needs staking.

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