Tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-10. In St. Louis, it is grown as an annual. Start seed indoors 10-15 weeks before last frost date. Starter plants are generally available for purchase in cell/six packs from a variety of retail outlets.
Common name: dusty miller
Color: Cream to yellow
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 0.50 to 1.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Dusty Miller should be grown in full sun, but they will tolerate light shade or partial shade in the heat of the day. Plant them in well drained garden soil and only water moderately until they have settled in. Once established, Senecio cineraria are very drought resistant. This makes them a excellent addition to an annual container garden. Dusty Miller is also very tolerant of heat, salt air and poor soil conditions.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 70 - 75F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Dusty miller (Senecio cineraria) is a shrubby plant valued for its fuzzy, silvery-white foliage that provides stark contrast to colorful blooming flowers and bright green foliage.
- Dusty miller, which reaches heights of 8 to 15 inches at maturity, depending on the variety, is a tender perennial suitable for growing in U.
- Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10.
- The foliage is silvery-gray to nearly white and has a soft, felt-like texture.
- The leaves may be shallowly cut like an oak leaf to deeply incised like the fronds of a fern.
- Dusty Miller is best known for its striking foliage, but it also produces loose clusters of 1-1½", mustard yellow flowers.
Beds or mixed borders. Edgings. Containers.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to rust.
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