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Senecio cineraria
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Zones 4-24, 26, 28-32, H1, H2
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Senecio cineraria
Senecio cineraria

Senecio cineraria

Dusty Miller
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Annuals, Perennials


Taxonomists have shaken up this group of daisy relatives, reclassifying two of its most important members and many second-tier species as well. One plant formerly known as dusty miller, Senecio greyi, is now a Brachyglottis; florists’ cineraria, S. x hybridus, is now Pericallis x hybrida. In addition, some succulent species have been moved here from Kleinia, and some former Senecios have been moved to Kleinia

Senecio cineraria

Shrubby perennial, from the Mediterranean. Grows to 2–3 ft. tall and wide, with woolly white leaves cut into many blunt-tipped lobes. Blooms at almost any season in mild-winter 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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