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Dusty Miller is starting to thrive!


At the edge of my first “rock garden attempt”, the hose that I use to water the entire back yard has a slight leak and the “Dusty Miller” that was planted there has bloomed for the first time in two years! It’s amazing what a little bit of extra water can do in certain places:

The leaky hose is in the background and only leaks at a rate of one drop per second, but apparently provides the perfect moisture level for the “Dusty Miller” to thrive.. {chuckle}

No, I have not repaired the leak because it is working GREAT! {grin}
I had no idea that “Dusty Miller” would bloom at all. I just planted it because I liked the “Grey colored leaves”! How cool!

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Lovely plant......what is the genus......I know the common name "Dusty Miller" as ariculas.....referring to the farina on the stems.

2 Aug, 2009


I have never grown these but they look lovely Might have a go next year

2 Aug, 2009


I also know Dusty Miller as being an auricula primula. I have just looked in the RHS Encyclopedia and the only option they give for Dusty Miller is a Lychinis (a campion). n2organics plant is neither of these but a pretty daisy of which I don't know the name.

2 Aug, 2009


The tag from the nursery in the 4" pots said "Dusty miller", and did not list the botanical name. I just threw these into the ground and they have done great despite the severe drought here in central Texas. Thank God for leaky hoses! {chuckle}

3 Aug, 2009

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