Centaurea cineraria
Dusty Miller

Uses: A highly ornamental but hardy low perennial shrub. Plant singly for contrast or grouped as an informal hedge, feature in borders, roadside verges and raised beds.
Attracts butterflies and insects.
Prefers well-drained soils.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 0.2-0.3m
  • Spread 0.6-0.8m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Asteraceae
  • Botanical Name Centaurea cineraria
  • Common Name Dusty Miller
  • Origin Western & Southern Italy
  • Habit Erect, Rounded
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Summer
  • Flower Type Daisy
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Form Groundcover