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Dusty Miller


Commonly grown for the felted, silvery-grey foliage, this Dusty Miller has compact growth with broadly rounded, lobed leaves in basal clumps. Small, yellow or pink, solitary flower heads appear in summer. Remove flowers before blooming to maintain shape, or trim back after bloom. A perennial, but often grown as an annual. Cultivars vary in foliage characteristics.

Centaurea cineraria (C. candidissima)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Felted

Leaf length : 3-6"

Leaf shape : Oblong-ovate, rounded, lobed

Leaf color : Silvery-grey

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 1/2 - 1"

Flower color : Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Year-Round Annual

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F( Z7a)

Sunset zone : 8-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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