Tolerates light shade, but best performance is in full sun. Established plants have good drought tolerance. Performs poorly in heavy clay soils. Wet, poorly-drained soils in winter are usually fatal. If desired, prune plants after bloom to encourage dense foliage growth.
Common name(s): rosemary-tuscan blue,italian,narrow leaf chalksticks
Flower colours: Dark blue
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Max reachable height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow
Planting and care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps Bangada bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temperature: 30 to 40F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Senecio Vitalis Blue
plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
Typical uses of Senecio Vitalis Blue
Special features: Where winter hardy, grow in herb gardens, borders or foundations. Ornamental specimen or low hedge. Container plants are attractive additions to patios, decks and other sunny areas around the home.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.