Senecio cineraria

Scientific name: Senecio cineraria

Synonym: Jacobaea maritima , senecio maritimus


Common names: “Dusty miller” “silver ragwort”

Plant Type: Evergreen sub-shrub, treated as an annual


Zone: 7-10

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average – poor

Moisture: Well drained, average – drought


Plant Size: H 8-16″ W 1-2′

Leaf and Stem shape: Ovate, pinnately lobed, strikingly silvery-white leaves

Flower: Loose clusters of yellow daisy flowers in summer

Pruning: Prune hard every spring down to 1″

Maintenance: Low, can cut out flowers if grown just for foliage

Landscape use: Edging, cottage garden, container, foliage plant

Propagate: By seed

Pests & Disease: Trouble free

*Deer resistant?

Comments: Native to the Mediterranean, classic silver foliage plant


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