Dusty Miller

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Part Shade
  • Plant Size: 12 to 18 inches tall

Known for its velvety, silver-gray fern-like foliage, Dusty Miller is an easy-to-grow annual (or perennial in milder climates). It can tolerate hot, full sun and is passed over by nibbling deer.

Plant Spacing: 8-12 inches.

Secrets to Success »

Plant in rich, well-drained soil after frost. In Southern regions where it may overwinter, trim back to the ground in early spring. Dusty Miller’s ruggedness makes it a smart choice for drought-tolerant gardens.

Use »

Use in containers, window boxes and landscape beds. Indoors, the wooly leaves make an excellent addition to floral arrangements.

Try These Garden Companions »

  • Accent sun-loving flowers, such as geranium, petunia, snapdragon, gazania.
  • Lavender and Lamb’s ear in a silver-grey garden.

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