Brachyglottis saxifragoides (Hook.f.) B.Nord.
Senecio lagopus Raoul
Senecio saxifragoides Hook.f.
Brachyglottis lagopus is a perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and can persist[
The plant is harvesed from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens.
New Zealand - North and South Islands
Lowland to montane grassland and rocky places[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Brachyglottis lagopus grows in the warm temperate zone of New Zealand where any frosts are short-lived and mild. It is not hardy outside of the mildest regions of the temperate zone.
Species in this genus generally succeed in a sunny position in most well-drained soils[
The silky hairs of the plant are used as a type of lint for dressing wounds[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, mid summer in a frame. Overwinter in a cold frame and plant out in late spring[
Cuttings of mature wood, 5 - 8cm preferably with a heel, autumn in a cold frame. High percentage. Plant out in late spring[