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Senecio cineraria

Dusty Miller
Perennials
Classification Scientific Name: Senecio cineraria
  Common Name: Dusty Miller
  Family: Asteraceae
  Location Index: HG1 / HG10 / EC01
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 6 - 12 inches
  Spread: 6 - 12 inches
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: yellow, cream
  Flower: small, composite flowers on stalks

flowers are not the primary ornamental value
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: deeply lobed leaves with fuzzy, white pubescence

silver foliage provides the plant's primary value
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 8 - 11
  Native Range: Southern Europe

Southeast Asia
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: well-drained

loose

richly organic
  Heat Tolerance: medium
     
Care Liabilities: root rot

humidity
  Tolerances: drought
     
More Additional Notes: perennial often treated as a biennial

used extensively as an edging plant for the contrast of its silver foliage
Senecio cineraria

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