|Easy to grow, this member of the daisy family is good for borders or wild gardens. Most annual types are grown for their frilly, cuttable flowers, and perennials for their felty, gray foliage. All like sun, and some are drought-tolerant. Attract birds. Start easily by seed in spring or fall or division. Self-sows, so may pop up where it is not wanted. May need staking.
One of many plants called Dusty Miller, it is grown for its silvery-white foliage, not its small yellow or purple flowers. Add textural contrast or breakup and soften hot-colored flowers such as Marigolds and Salvias. Use in fresh or dried arrangements.
Attributes - Centaurea cineraria
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Purple, Yellow
Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant.