Definition of dusty miller in English:

dusty miller

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  • A plant of the daisy family with whitish or greyish foliage.
    • Several species in the family Compositae, in particular the cultivated Artemisia stellerana of North America and Senecio cineraria of the Mediterranean
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    • Heliotrope is never invasive, so it can be grown in patio containers where vinca, dusty miller, or marigolds make attractive companions for its delicate flowers.
    • Artemesia, plectranthus, snake plant and dusty miller are often used in summer for the color and texture of their foliage.
    • The foliage of dusty miller, ivy, and lamb's ears also dries nicely and contrasts well with the blooms.


early 19th century: named from the fine powder on the flowers and leaves.

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