SENECIO polyodon



Height: 1-2' (30-60cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Pink

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Asterales (Daisy Order)
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Genus: Senecio
Species: polyodon
Senecio polyodon

Senecio polyodon is a relative newcomer to our gardens. It is a short perennial daisy, useful for rockeries or the front of a border. The branching flower stems are a foot or more tall, with loose clusters of small daisies in pale to bright pink.

Like many members of the Daisy Family, Senecio polyodon produces a fluffy seed head but not many viable seeds.


Inside (12 days)
Autumn or Winter
(4-7 days)
Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are held together on a dense fluffy seedhead.

Seed The seeds are flattish brown diamonds with a fluffy parachute, like a dandelion seed. There
can be many seeds, but I find very few seeds mature on a seedhead.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are spoon-shaped.

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