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Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’

Senecio

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust'
  • Common name: Senecio
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Silver

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.

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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.

How to grow Senecio 'Silver Dust'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Senecio 'Silver Dust' and wildlife

Senecio 'Silver Dust' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Senecio 'Silver Dust' poisonous?

Senecio 'Silver Dust' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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