Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Dusty Miller
Senecio cineraria


 
Features
Silvery gray fine texture foliage helps to enhance other colors in the garden. Useful as an edging plant or in containers.  
 
Culture
Full sun to very light shade in very well-drained soil 
 
Cultivars

'Cirrus' 6-12 inches tall, silvery shallow lobed foliage

'Silver Dust' 6-12 inches tall, low mound

'Silver Lace' 6-12 inches tall, very fine textured foliage

 
 
Mature Height
6-12 Inches
 
Size
Small
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Hardy Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
Yellow
 
 
Bloom Season
August - September
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Root rots, stem rots
 
Additional Notes
Plants will flower with small yellow daisy like flowers. If grown for foliage, flowers should be removed.

 

 
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