The plant of the Senecio also carries flowers, but we grow it for the visually attractive grey, almost silver, leaves. Senecio originally grew on the coast, where the velvety leaves protected the plant from the salty sea air.
Senecio 'Vergilius' is named after 'Publius Vergilius Maro', who lived from 70-19 B.C. He was one of the greatest poets of ancient times. The influence of Vergilius extended far beyond his death; his work inspired writers Dante and Shakespeare, among others. And even today there are quotations from him in circulation, from his masterpiece 'Aeneid'. For example: "Nothing ventured nothing gained" and "fortune favours the bold". Vergilius was later, besides being a poet, also considered a magician, who with his knowledge brought about miraculous things. With the Senecio 'Vergilius' you might add a little magic to your design...
|Trade name||Senecio cineraria ‘Vergilius’|