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Does dusty miller come back every year?

Does dusty miller come back every year?

The dusty miller plant is often grown as an annual and discarded after the first season, however, it is an herbaceous perennial and may return in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 10.

Does dusty miller like sun or shade?

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Being of Mediterranean origin, dusty miller is heat and drought tolerant and does best in full sun. It will it become leggy when grown in shade. Although it performs best in moist, well-drained, moderately rich soils, it is tolerant of poor soils.

Should dusty miller be cut back?

When performing dusty miller plant care, prune when they become leggy during the growing season. Cut them back to half their size and the plant will quickly fill out again. When growing a dusty miller perennial, cut plants back to 3″ to 4″ inches during early spring as new growth emerges.

How fast does dusty miller grow?

Sow seeds in the ground after the spring frosts and expect seedlings in two to three weeks. Seedlings turn into rounded mounds of foliage that grow to about 1 foot tall the first year.

Will dusty miller survive winter?

Dusty miller is very forgiving of cold temperatures and requires very little preparation before cold weather sets in. However, gardeners can make a few small adjustments to ensure the plants will survive the winter months and emerge in spring with lush, healthy foliage.

Is dusty miller a good houseplant?

Because dusty miller likes well-drained soil, it makes a great container plant. In fact, it is often seen planted with annual geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) in window boxes and flower pots.

How do you take care of a dusty miller?

Dusty miller prefers to be grown in full sun but will tolerate part shade. In more shade, the silver look of the leaves will be less intense and the plants will look greener. Dusty miller also likes well-drained soils. In too heavy or too wet of soil, there is a much higher risk that root rot will develop.

How cold can dusty miller take?

Dusty Miller plants will thrive when grown in temperatures that range from 40-60 degrees (Fahrenheit).

Can dusty miller be grown indoors?

Dusty Miller may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden after frost. Sowing Dusty Miller Seed Indoors: Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last expected heavy spring frost.

How much sun can dusty miller tolerate?

Sunlight requirement Dusty Miller grows best with full to partial sun exposure. As a general guideline, your Dusty Miller should get at least 4 hours of sun exposure every day. Generally, Dusty Miller is drought-resistant — their plant biology allows the plant to tolerate and even excel with a full day of sun and heat.