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Dusty Miller Seeds

Dusty Miller Seeds

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Dusty Miller Seeds (Cineraria maritima silverdust)
Open Pollinated, Non-GMO, 20 seeds per package

Dusty Miller is known for its attractive silvery-gray foliage and mounding form and makes a lovely accent plant in the border or in containers. Dusty Miller Silverdust has lacy, lobed and deeply cut, silvery gray leaves and grows to 8 - 12 inches tall and wide. Dusty Miller plants can winter over and act like a perennial in warmer areas, and mulching helps it survive the winter. Another common name for Cineraria Maritima is Silver Ragwort. The botanical name may also be Senecio cineraria.

Dusty Miller produces flowers that are golden yellow in color. The silvery colored foliage makes a wonderful back-drop for brightly colored bedding plants. The contrasts can be very striking. Shear or pinch back plants if they become leggy. Cineraria Maritima plants are tolerant of many soils, prefers full sun and a well-drained site. Sow Dusty Miller seeds indoors in starter trays 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Cover the flower seeds lightly with peat moss and keep moist until germination occurs. Transplant seedlings outdoors in the garden after frost season has passed. Space the Dusty Miller plants about 10 inches apart.

Dusty Miller does very well in beds of wildflowers that thrive in similarly hot and dry conditions. The plant does well in containers, and is one of my go-to options for adding some contrast with otherwise bright colors. It pairs especially well with ornamental grasses.

Season: Annual
USDA Zones: 6 - 10
Height: 8 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.0
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover lightly with peat moss
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 - 12 inches

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