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Senecio obovatus

Golden Groundsel

This groundcover is an excellent choice for the shady border. Yellow flowers appear from April through June over semi-evergreen foliage with rounded, serrated margins that stay attractive all season long. It prefers rich, moist soil but is adaptable to drier locations.

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4-12 in


8-16 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Senecio obovatus Characteristics


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Ground Cover
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist