Angel Wings® Senecio

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A beautiful, striking variety producing heart shaped, silvery-white foliage that is soft to the touch, with toothy edges; grown primarily for foliage, trim flower stems to promote new basal growth; great for edging, containers, or massed as groundcover

Mature Height: 14 inchesMature Width: 12 inchesLight: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous,Deciduous
Family Name,Senecio
Flower Color,
Bloom Time,
Foliage Color,White
Genus Name,Senecio
Tomato Class,
Tomato Type,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Growth Rate,Medium
Hardiness Zone,8a
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Massing, Edging, Garden, Groundcover, Container, Basket
Light Needs,Full Sun, Partial Shade
Mature Height,14 inches
Mature Width,12 inches
Prune Time,Best If Not Pruned
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,Dry to Average

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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.


Angel Wings® Senecio is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Angel Wings&reg: Senecio is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Angel Wings® Senecio's attractive large tomentose heart-shaped leaves emerge white in spring, turning silver in color with hints of dark gray throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The white stems can be quite attractive.


Planting & Growing

Angel Wings® Senecio will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. 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, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Angel Wings® Senecio is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Customer Reviews

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David L.
Angel Wings

The customer services was excellent, and answered all my questions and provided for any of my gardening needs.

Mary E.M.
Plants are gorgeous.

The angel wings senecio are gorgeous. I ordered them online and got an immediate response. When they arrived, I received a call from one of the associates and told they had put aside two o them for me. Really great service.