Blue chalksticks

Senecio serpens


This small spreading succulent brings the color blue into garden plantings in bold and attractive ways. Foliage is comprised of short cylindrical stems; it commonly reaches 6-8 in. high and can spread 1-2 ft. wide. and more.

Blue chalksticks is a ground hugging plant that draws attention and creates special interest throughout garden spaces. It easily flows around rocks, spills out of containers and mixes well with Mediterranean and southwestern plantings alike. Good drainage, full sun and low amounts of summer water provide best results. Small white flowers add modest interest in summer.

Plant Type: Ground cover, Succulent
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Spreading, Dense, Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Blue gray
Flower Color: White
Flower Season: Summer
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Morning sun, Heat, Drought, All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Borders
Height: 6 in. – 8 in.
Width: 1 ft. – 2 ft.