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Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Pale Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

silver ragwort 'Silver Dust'

Family

Asteraceae


Senecio can be annuals, biennials, perennials, climbers or shrubs, some succulent, with simple or pinnately divided leaves and daisy-like flowers, occasionally without ray-florets

'Silver Dust' is a subshrub, usually grown as an annual, for its ovate, pinnately lobed, strikingly silvery-white leaves, sometimes with loose clusters of yellow daisy flowers in summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in a sunny position. Versatile foliage plant with great drought tolerance and wind tolerance

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by a rust