Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Plant of the Month: January 2011

 Senecio mandraliscae or Kleinia mandraliscae is a succulent species of the Senecio group related to daisies.  A shrubby perennial native to South Africa, S. mandraliscae grows 1 to 1-1/2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide with blue-gray pencil-like fleshy leaves and small white flowers in mid-summer.  Also known as 'Blue Finger' it is used as a drought tolerant groundcover where a blue-gray effect is desired.
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