Blue Chalksticks

Senecio mandraliscae

A South African succulent that grows as a spreading groundcover of waxy, blue-gray, evergreen foliage resembling sticks of blue-green chalk. Upward pointing, thick leaves quickly and densely blanket the earth, offering a display of small, white flowers during winter that also attract pollinators. Highly versatile and hardy, this is an excellent choice for groundcover or an ideal border plant.


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Blue Chalksticks

Senecio mandraliscae
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6" pot / 1 gallon, 6" h x 9" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.