Velvety-soft lacy silver foliage plant, fabulous as a contrast to bright flowers or dark leaved shrubs and tough as old boots. Will grow year round in frost-free areas, annual otherwise. Would rock planted alongside dark-flowered or dark-leaved plants like Loropetalum Purple Pixie or alternantheras.
Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust' - cineraria, dusty miller
DESCRIPTION: Lacy deeply-lobed silver-grey leaves covered a fine velvety hair. Occasional yellow flowers which can be snipped off. PLANTING: All year round in most parts of Australia. Sow seeds into seed raising mix, press gently into soil and keep moist. When plants are approx 5-7cm tall transplant into free draining soil. Tolerates full sun, poor rocky soil, drought tolerant, wind tolerant, salt tolerant, fire resistant, frost hardy to -10C CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water weekly or as required to avoid drying out. Well mulched garden beds will help retain moisture.