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    Senecio rowleyanus

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    String Of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    String Of Pearls

    String Of Pearls

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    Height:  2 inches

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  8b

    Other Names:  String Of Beads

    Description:

    An interesting and unusual trailing succulent with spherical green foliage strung along the branches; a dramatic accent in rock gardens, or spilling over the edges of containers and hanging baskets

    Ornamental Features

    String Of Pearls' attractive succulent round leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    String Of Pearls is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    String Of Pearls is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting
    • Hanging Baskets

    Planting & Growing

    String Of Pearls will grow to be only 2 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

    String Of Pearls is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
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    Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden  Container  Basket 
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