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Senecio macrocarpus

Large-headed Groundsel, Large-fruit Fireweed

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

small and brown seeds with short, dense hairs

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel.



Light may enhance germination.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Autumn-early winter

Seed Collection Timeframe

Mid November - January

Storage and Ripening

May require 2-3 months storage to overcome 'after-ripening' dormancy.
Short seed viability.

Grows from Cuttings