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PlantFiles: Dusty Miller
Senecio viravira

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: viravira

Synonym:Senecio leuchostachys
Synonym:Senecio vira-vira

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive hortulusaptus On Jun 10, 2005, hortulusaptus from Berkeley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the 'Dusty Miller's, this is a more shrubby species, forming a dense evergreen perennial shrub over time. The foliage can be very bright and almost white in full sun when grown lean and with little water (it is a great drought tolerant species).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California
Portland, Oregon



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