Dusty Miller Cineraria

$ 1.75

Standard plant seen in nurseries that is easy to grow yourself. Velvety textured, silver-white oak-shaped leaves have a calming effect when planted among vibrant annuals in mixed containers and flower gardens. Moderately heat tolerate once established and deer resistant. Prefer a sun location but can handle some shade especially in hot areas. Needs good drainage. Usually treated as an annual but Hardy to zone 7.  

75 seeds



Senecio cineraria

Tender Perennial, Zones 7-10

Germination: 14-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant 6-12” apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors:  Direct sowing is not recommended

Growth Habit: Upright, branching

Height and Width: 12-18” x 12”  

Spacing: 6-12” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Average, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: Sizable seedlings are ready 12-14 weeks after sowing

Uses:  Cut flowers-foliage works as a great filler- fresh or dried, flower beds, containers and planters, drought and heat tolerant, deer resistant

Care: Pinching back early promotes more leaf growth. Drying- hang fresh cut foliage upside down in a dark room with good airflow.