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

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

'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
Annual Hardiness Type
Hardy Annual
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
Bloom Season
August - September
Soil Conditions
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.


Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic