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Common Ragwort in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Senecio Jacobaea

 

Common Ragwort

The Senecio genus includes annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, and climbers that are suitable for the garden or conservatory. Most species have fleshy, glabrous, pale gray green leaves, daisy-like flowers, often yellow. They are widely spread and some varieties are invasive, toxic and considered weeds! This is a tall erect weed which is toxic to cattle and horses. Ragwort is abundant in waste land, roadsides and grazing pastures.

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plant Features
  • Common Ragwort likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Common Ragwort likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Common Ragwort is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Common Ragwort likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Common Ragwort

Latin name

Senecio Jacobaea

type

Biennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common Ragwort likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Common Ragwort is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Common Ragwort likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Common Ragwort likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Common Ragwort is 0.50meters x 0.90meters 0.50 M 0.90 M

Senecio Jacobaea

The Senecio genus includes annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, and climbers that are suitable for the garden or conservatory. Most species have fleshy, glabrous, pale gray green leaves, daisy-like flowers, often yellow. They are widely spread and some varieties are invasive, toxic and considered weeds! This is a tall erect weed which is toxic to cattle and horses. Ragwort is abundant in waste land, roadsides and grazing pastures.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The plant is generally considered to be biennial but it has the tendency to exhibit perennial properties under certain cultural conditions (such as when subjected to repeated grazing or mowing). Ragwort contains many different alkaloids, making it poisonous to certain animals. Therefore, due consideration should be given before planting in areas close to populations of grazing animals as each plant can produce up to 75,000 seeds which can easily be dispersed. In the United Kingdom, common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is one of the five plants named as an injurious weed under the provisions of the Weeds Act 1959.

 
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