Dusty Miller Silver Dust is a popular landscaping plant with unique silvery, gray-green leaves. It’s lacy foliage is heavily serrated and starts out almost white and develops a green tint as it matures.
Silver Dust Dusty Miller does bloom with tiny dark yellow flowers, but like coleus and similar plants that are grown mainly for their foliage, the blooms are insignificant and can be pinched off.
These heat and drought tolerant plants are off of the menu of deer and rabbits. This means that if they are left alone they can grow and thrive all summer and through the fall. Dusty Miller will tolerate a mild frost and look great doing it.
During the regular growing season, you can cut back Dusty Miller if it gets to unwieldy. You can use the discarded material as a filler in cut flower arrangements.
Plant Dusty Miller 6-8″ apart in full sun to part sun. Grows 12-18″ tall.
You can use Dusty Miller as a border plant or backdrop in landscape plantings, or as an accent plant in containers.
In the fall, we grow Dusty Miller in our Fall J6 6-pack Annuals.
Check out our other Fall Annuals.