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Flower Spotlight: Dusty Miller

Although it is more plant than flower, we felt that Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria) deserved its place in the spotlight. This underrated foliage has taken the bridal world by storm, and had been a staple in the floral industry for many years.

Photo Courtesy: Southern Blossom Florist

Fun Facts

  • Dusty Miller is very drought tolerant. This makes it a great addition to landscaping and flower beds.
  • If you are looking to keep wildlife out of your flower beds, Dusty Miller can help! As a deer deterrent, it’s a natural way to keep out some of those furry friends.
  • Most people consider Dusty Miller an annual, but this actually varies depending on the climate it is being grown in. As a native to the Mediterranean, ┬áit enjoys a warm, humid climate and will come back for several years. In cooler climates, it usually only grows for a single season.
  • Best known for its silvery foliage, Dusty Miller does produce small clusters of yellow flowers.
  • The common name “Dusty Miller” acutally refers to 8 different plants that look similar.

 

Availability
Dust Miller is available year round, making it a great addition most floral arrangements. It looks great paired with dark colors, as well as pastels.

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Comments

  1. Really marvelous unseen flowers in my life. Looks gorgeous to see and present someone.

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