Senecio candidans ‘Angel Wings’ is an unusual and eye-catching evergreen perennial with huge silvery or grey-white leaves. The leaf texture is soft, downy, almost velvety and irresistible to touch. This plant is all about foliage – yellow flowers may be borne, but rarely.
Senecio Angel Wings originates from the Patagonian region of Chile in South America, close to the coast. It’s therefore tolerant of salt winds and is ideal for coastal planting. Senecio Angel Wings is moderately hardy, down to -5°C, but only suited to remaining outdoors all year in mild locations with good drainage and low rainfall. It’s ideal for growing in a pot, though, which can be easily moved under cover from autumn to spring.
Grow in the ground or in a pot, on any reasonable free-draining soil, placed where the velvety foliage can be touched and appreciated. Protect from excess rain and hard frosts.