Senecio Viravira

(Lycopersicon esculentum )

A popular crimson red medium tomato with great taste that tolerates low night temperatures, so it is ideal for cooler area. A Russian heirloom that is an early producer. A tough and vigorous producer that needs staking.

An attractive cultivar medium sized, scarlet red fruit that is full of flavour. Tolerant of cool night temperatures and ideal for cool climate gardens

Flavours/Food Partners

A rich flavored tomato that partners well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Use with any good salad vegetable, Nasturtium flowers and mixed fresh herbs to make an attractive and tasty salad.


Like all tomatoes, Red Russian is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and also Vitamin C. For a classic rich sauce cook and mix with garlic, marjoram, sweet basil, diced shallots, and fresh pizza thyme. Finely dice, mix finely chopped shallots, fresh pesto basil and extra virgin olive oil and place on lightly toasted Turkish bread then top with an anchovie for a special homemade bruschetta.


Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.1 to 1.4 m stake.


Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color

Herb Attributes

Position Full Sun
Height 1.2m
Width 50cm
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(Salvia ‘Romantic Rose’)


A spreading perennial shrub with stunning silver foliage that tolerates hot/dry and makes an eye catching border. Originates from Argentina.


Buttons of soft yellow, daisy like flowers are produced on short stems in mid summer.


Plant as a border to a traditional low perennial or herb garden, part of a colourful annual bed or in large pots on the veranda. Prefers a sunny, moist but well drained soil. Doesn’t like humid wet conditions.


Give it a light trim in autumn and remove spent flower heads. This form of Dusty Miller requires little attention.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed from spring to late summer will keep it looking its best and growing well.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: Do not eat – low level poison.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 12

 A spreading shrub that makes an attractive informal border.

Position Full Sun to Part Shade, Light Frost
Height 50CM
Width 60CM