Senecio candicans 'Senaw'

Angel Wings Senecio

Evergreen, Semi-evergreen Perennial, Tender Perennial

Angel Wings Senecio is an outstanding foliage accent—bright, silvery-white, fuzzy leaves demand your attention. Yet the foliage color is also extremely flexible and looks great in a variety of color schemes . Cool it down by pairing it with blue foliage and pastel flowers. Heat it up by combining it with fiery coral, warm red, and/or zippy yellow foliage and flower. Or create an ultra-modern ground cover by planting it en masses with black mondo grass. Be warned, it is a tender perennial and will likely be an annual in cold areas. Though in mild climates, it may winter over for you as it did for me in my Portland, Oregon (USDA Zone 8) garden the winter of 2019/2020. Wonderful in containers. Quick growing, drought-tolerant, and just plain fun to grow. It's good one!

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Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11

Exposure: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 12 - 24 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, White

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Indoor, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Seaside / Salt Tolerant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, finishing touches
Plant Behavior: Tender
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Tasks: Prune annually

Plant Combos