Cineraria Silver Dust

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Short description

Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust' is a tender shrub, usually grown as a half-hardy annual foliage plant. Its young leaves are slightly lobed, a bit like oak leaves, but as the plants mature they become deeply cut, much paler in colour and are covered in a silvery grey fleece.

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Botanical Name Jacobaea maritima
Common Name Dusty miller, silver ragwort
Plant Type Hardy annual
Mature Size 6 to 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Average and well-drained
Soil pH 5.5 to 6.0
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Yellow
Hardiness Zones 7 to 10
Native Area Mediterranean region

Light

Dusty miller needs full sun to stay compact. Plants growing in shade are leggy and produce fewer of the hairs that give them their silvery color.

Soil

Dusty miller plants adapt to a variety of soils, but good drainage is key for healthy plants. Whether your soil is on the rocky side or is characterized by clay, you can improve both your pH and drainage by amending it with compost.

Water

The fuzzy growth that gives dusty miller its sheen also helps plants stand tall in periods of drought. Like other plants that hail from Mediterranean climates, dusty miller can get by with occasional watering once it is established. A layer of organic mulch will make plants even less dependent on supplemental irrigation. One inch of water per week is enough to keep dusty miller growing strong.

Temperature and Humidity

As a Mediterranean plant, dusty miller thrives in hot, sunny climates. Excessive humidity isn't a problem as long as plants have adequate spacing and a position in full sun.

 

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