Senecio serpens

Blue Chalk Sticks

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Ground Covers / Perennials / Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Mature Height & Spread: 12" x 24-36"

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: Africa

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 12, 13, 16, 17, 21-24

A Bit More

Not to be confused with Senecio mandraliscae, this Blue Chalk Stick has shorter leaves and forms a lower mat. The blue-green leaves of Senecio serpens are 1-2” and the succulent spreads 6-12” tall by 2-3’ wide. In the summertime, spires of small yellow to white flowers rise above the foliage. Plant in full sun with good drainage and provide low to medium water. Use Senecio serpens as a small-scale ground cover in traditional, modern and water-wise landscapes.

A Bit More

Not to be confused with Senecio mandraliscae, this Blue Chalk Stick has shorter leaves and forms a lower mat. The blue-green leaves of Senecio serpens are 1-2” and the succulent spreads 6-12” tall by 2-3’ wide. In the summertime, spires of small yellow to white flowers rise above the foliage. Plant in full sun with good drainage and provide low to medium water. Use Senecio serpens as a small-scale ground cover in traditional, modern and water-wise landscapes.