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 texture : Felted
Leaf length : 3-6"
Leaf shape : Oblong-ovate, rounded, lobed
Leaf color : Silvery-grey
Flower width : 1/2 - 1"
Flower color : Pink
Foliage growth cycle : Year-Round Annual
Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.
Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.
USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F( Z7a)
Sunset zone : 8-24
Water requirements : Moderate
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes