Senecio aureus - Plant
Description for Senecio aureus
Packera aurea, commonly called golden ragwort, golden groundsel or squaw weed, is a somewhat weedy perennial which is valued for its ability to thrive in moist shady locations, naturalize rapidly and produce a long and profuse spring bloom.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|golden ragwort||Yellow||April||0.50 to 2.50 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Blooms well in shady locations. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Freely self-seeds and is easily grown from seed. Naturalizes into large colonies in optimum growing conditions.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||Temp, -25Â°F.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Senecio aureus
- In winter, most succulents will only need water every month or so. They are basically dormant.
- If your house is particularly dry, you may need to water more often.
- The leaves will pucker slightly and begin to look desiccated, if they need water.
- But just as in the summer, don t leave the plants sitting is soggy soil.
Typical uses of Senecio aureus
Special features: Semi-evergreen ground cover for moist, shady areas. Large naturalized plantings in woodland gardens can be spectacular in bloom.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Senecio aureus treatment for Respiratory ailments: Acute inflammatory conditions of upper respiratory tract.
Hoarseness. Cough loose, with labored inspiration. Chest sore and raw.
Dyspnoea on ascending (Calc). Dry teasing cough, stitching chest pains.
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