Red Fuzzy Senecio
This is another one of several awesome plants we collected on our southern Mexico northern Guatemalan trip. The region is mountainous and beautiful with hundreds of endemic plant species, many still awaiting description to us here in the north. We used guides belonging to the Tzeltal people of the highlands (Altos) to help us explore and teach us about their wonderful lands. This massive shrub is a perennial that can grow to 10' tall with large velvety leaves up to 8" wide. The orbicular leaves are lobed and have prominent red veins and red undersides. Large clusters of yellow flowers appear in winter January-February. Plant in full sun along coast to morning sun or afternoon shade inland. It is hardy to low 20's° F but it can freeze down in teens and rebound. This plant is similar to Roldana petasites but with darker foliage and red hairs on stems and undersides of leaves.
We sell well rooted cuttings in 4: pots