Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima subsp. maritima)

Botanical names:
Jacobaea maritima subsp. maritima Accepted
Cineraria maritima Synonym
Senecio bicolor Synonym
Senecio aquaticus Synonym
Senecio bicolor subsp. cineraria Synonym
Senecio maritima var. bicolor Synonym
Othonna maritima Synonym
Senecio maritimus Synonym
Senecio coronopifolius var. oasicolus Synonym
Senecio gibbosus subsp. cineraria Synonym
Senecio cineraria Synonym
Senecio acanthifolius Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 1-2 feet (20-60cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by terrafirma (Jacksonville, Fl. - Zone 9a) on Aug 25, 2014 12:19 PM

Dusty Miller has done extremely well for me in soil that tends to be more on the sandy side, and it really performs best with full sun and very little water. In fact, i've been noticing that after it receives a good thorough soaking, it seems to pout. The tops tend to get quite limp, and it doesn't rebound until it's had time to really dry out again. A big plus if you want some pretty silver foliage, with beautiful clusters of yellow flowers, without the hassle of constant watering.

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Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Feb 25, 2016 6:40 PM

Dusty Miller grows well here in zone 8a, SC. It does like to be kept on the dry side, and gets limp if given much water. It produces yellow flowers, but most people cut them off, as they seem to detract from the beauty of the plant. Good plant for areas experiencing drought conditions. Mine is planted in full sun and I never water it. It only gets the rainfall we receive.

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