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Dusty Miller

Jacobaea maritima

Also known as

Ragwort

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Dusty Miller Overview

Jacobaea maritima is commonly known by the name Dusty Miller or Silver Ragwort. It is an evergreen subshrub species in the Asteraceae family. Typically grown as an annual plant due to its tenderness. Leaves up to 15cm long are oval in shape, toothed or lobed along the edges and coloured grey-silver, with a felty texture. Flowers are daisy-like and yellow in colour, appearing in the summer.

How to propagate Dusty Miller

Cuttings

Propagate shrubs from cuttings in summer, annuals by seed in autumn and perennials by division in spring.

Division

Seed

Special features of Dusty Miller

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Dusty Miller

Grown for their foliage and usually daisy like flower heads. Shrubs are excellent for coastal gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.