Centaurea cineraria

Dusty Miller
Dusty Miller
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Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

6-12″ x 9-12″

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White, Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

H1, H2, 8-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-11

Centaurea cineraria sometimes called ‘Velvet Centaurea’ is also known as “Dusty Miller”. It is a small plant that originates from an island in Italy. The mature plants will grow from 6 inches to 24 inches. They prefer full sun but will tolerate light shade. Prefers average to rich well-drained soil. Centaurea cineraria will produce small white or yellow flowers in the summer but these are usually insignificant flowers. Depending on climate Dusty Miller can be grown as either an annual or a perennial.

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