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Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia

Senecio talinoides 'Jolly Gray'

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Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia (Senecio talinoides 'Jolly Gray') at Roger's Gardens

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia flowers

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia flowers

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Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia (Senecio talinoides 'Jolly Gray') at Roger's Gardens

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia in bloom

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9a

Other Names:  syn. Senecio talinoides mandraliscae x aizoides


An interesting and beautiful succulent variety producing long, narrow gray-blue foliage that reaches upward; a perfect color accent in rock gardens, containers, or massed as groundcover

Ornamental Features

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia's attractive succulent narrow leaves remain silvery blue in color throughout the year. It features dainty clusters of white flowers held atop the stems in mid summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Jolly Gray Hybrid Kleinia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features