Centaurea cineraria

Dusty Miller

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.
Centaurea cineraria, Dusty Miller
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.

Related Plants

Centaurea cyanus, Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Mixed', Centaurea dealbata, Centaurea gymnocarpa, Centaurea montana
 
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