Dusty Miller Plant Features
Dusty miller is an easy-to-grow, old-fashioned favorite annual garden plant. It features leaves covered in soft, silvery hairs -- these hairs help it to resist drought and hold up to hot conditions like a champ. The silvery color is a neutral in the garden, so you can count on dusty miller to look attractive next to any annual or perennial you plant it with. Dusty miller will grow 12 to 18 inches tall.
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Dusty Miller Growing Instructions
Dusty miller grows best in full, hot sun, but also tolerates light shade. Likewise, it holds up to drought better than most flowers, but grows in moist, well-drained soil. Don't let dusty miller stay wet too long; it can cause the plant to rot.
Dusty miller is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Low water needs
Complement your Dusty Miller with these varieties:
The silver foliage of Dusty Miller complements almost any color of Calibrachoa.
Use Dusty Miller as a color foil around more brightly colored petunia varieties.
A container packed with Wax Begonia and Dusty Miller looks terrific all summer long in sun or partial shade.