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