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Senecio maritima

Dusty miller

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow

Description

Senecio maritima (Dusty miller). This is a half-hardy evergreen subshrub which is usually grown as an annual. It produces striking silver foliage. The leaves are deeply lobed, hairy and are silvery white. The flower-heads will appear in mid summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Interest and use

Border, mixed bed, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They should be grown in fertile well-drained soil, they are frost-tender to fully frost-hardy plants. You can propagate the shrubs from cuttings in the summer, annuals from seed in autumn and perennials by division in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate the shrubs and climbers by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, and the annuals by seed in spring and the perennials by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, grey mould, powdery mildew, leaf spots and red spider mites.

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