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Senecio rowleyanus
String of  beads
  Compositae
 

Senecio rowleyanus, String of beads

 

Senecio rowleyanus, String of beads

This perennial succulent forms creeping mats that root at the nodes. The spherical leaves are 1/4 in (6 mm) across. White daisy flowers 1/2 in (12 mm) across appear on 1 1/2 in (35 mm) stalks in summer. Widely grown in hanging baskets with vertically hanging stems of gray bead leaves, it comes from southwestern Africa.
Cultivation: Reasonably fertile, well-drained soil suits these frost-tender to fully frost-hardy plants, as well as a sunny location. Regular tip pruning encourages a bushy habit.
Propagate shrubs from cuttings in summer, annuals from seed in fall (autumn) and perennials by division in spring.

 

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