Senecio cineraria/Dusty Miller

Senecio cineraria / Senecio cineraria
Silver gray foliage all during the year
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Scientific Name: Senecio cineraria
Common Name: Dusty Miller
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The main feature of dusty miller is the silver-gray foliage that persists for a long time. Flowering does occur in summer, but is not the major ornamental feature of dusty miller. Provide full sunlight and a fast-drained soil. Rot will occur when plants get too much water, especially in the winter. Raise beds and add a generous amount of sand to insure good drainage. This perennial can tolerate considerable drought.