Almost ice white, deeply serrated, velvety foliage helps to make this an outstanding contrast plant for gardens and planters. Growing to 25 cm (10″) tall, this plant is quite tolerant of high temperatures and drought conditions. The scientific classification of Dusty Miller is tricky due to the diversity of cultivated varieties. We use ‘Cineraria maritima’ but it is also listed as ‘Senecio cineraria.’
How to Grow
5200 seed/gram. Best started indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out. Sow seeds right on the surface due to their small size. Water from below or use a mister. Germinates in 12-20 days at 24 C (75 F). Thin to one plant per cell and grow on at 15 C (60 F) before hardening off and transplanting outside in mid to late May. Space plants 25 cm (10″) apart in the garden. Grows best in full sun but will tolerate light shade.