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Dusty Miller (Purple Flower)

 

This beautiful easy to grow perennial has soft greyish white felt-like leaves that are finely divided. Purple thistle-like flowers bloom at the ends of leafy branches in summer. The sprawling nature of this plant make it a good choice for a large-scale ground cover. Very drought tolerant.

Centaurea gymnocarpa

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Soft, felt-like

Leaf color : Greyish white

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Thistle-like

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Average size maturity width : 6-8 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-3 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F( Z8b)

Sunset zone : 8-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes