Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust'

Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust'

Senecio

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Flowers
Flowers
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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust'
  • Common name: Senecio
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust' is a tender shrub, usually grown as a half-hardy annual foliage plant. Its young leaves are slightly lobed, a bit like oak leaves, but as the plants mature they become deeply cut, much paler in colour and are covered in a silvery grey fleece. It's perfect for growing at the front of a border, and also as part of a container display. It works particularly well with bold-coloured plants, with which its foliage contrasts well.

For best results grow Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. To encourage new basal growth, flowering should be prevented by regularly removing lengthening stems. Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust' is easily raised from seed and is best treated as an annual - alternatively growing in containers which you can move indoors in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Sow
Sow
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Plant
Plant
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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