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Senecio cineraria/Dusty Miller

Senecio cineraria / Senecio cineraria
Silver gray foliage all during the year
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Silver gray foliage all during the year

Clumps of foliage in a wall hanging container

Clump of dusty miller is a strong accent foliage in the garden

Close-up image of the silver-gray foliage

Striking gray foliage

Heavy mass of gray foliage

Improper use around base of a young tree

Large bed of red poinsettias and Dusty Miller

Striking contrast between red of poinsettia and silver of Dusty Miller in Disney World in Florida

Mass use in a landscape development

Growing in ground bed

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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:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
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.