Senecio crassimus

I don’t see this succulent for sale frequently, or in gardens very often for that matter. Got mine at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show a couple years back, which coincidentally is opening next week, March 23-27, 2011. If I find it again, I might bring home another Senecio crassimus this year. Judging by the bruising and damage to its leaves, the pampered life of a container might be more suitable to this light shade-tolerant succulent. I’ll miss those purply stems and leaves alongside the path of the gravel garden rising up out of a carpet of Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina,’ but if I pot up the senecio with a small piece of ‘Angelina’ today to pair up these two again in a container, I should get a full chartreuse carpet in the pot, oh, in about a week. Dustin Gimbel has shared some S. rupestre ‘Lemon Coral’ with me, which he finds vastly superior to ‘Angelina,’ so I’ll be having a comparative growathon between the two this spring.

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5 Responses to Senecio crassimus

  1. hoover says:

    ‘Lemon Coral’ is far better than ‘Angelina’ here as well.

  2. Kathy says:

    Are you coming up for the show Denise ? The weather is certifiably crappy,including flood watch in Napa.I am going for 2 days, spending the night on Thur; attending the show Thur and Fri unless the weather intervenes.

  3. Do you want some more? I have a few pots.

  4. Denise says:

    Kathy, I’m going to try to get to the show, tho work is making it difficult. If you go Friday, that’s the day I’ll shoot for.
    Dustin, I’ll have to check how yours are doing to see if they look as crappy as this one. I think this plant could be stunning.

  5. just about, but I’m not giving it any love

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