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Senecio cineraria
Senecio cineraria

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Zones 4-24, 26, 28-32, H1, H2
Full Sun
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal
Dusty Miller
Dusty Miller

Senecio cineraria

Dusty Miller
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Annuals, Perennials


This group of daisy relatives includes the well-known dusty miller and florist’s cineraria as well as less familiar garden plants and even a few weeds. Succulent species are often sold as Kleinia, an earlier name.

Senecio cineraria

From Mediterranean. To 2–3 ft. high and wide, with woolly white leaves cut into many blunt-tipped lobes. Blooms at almost any season in mildwinter climates, during summer in colder regions, bearing clustered heads of yellow or creamy yellow flowers. Striking in a night garden. Gets leggy unless sheared occasionally. Grown as an annual everywhere.

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