Fall/Plant Care

Fun Flower Facts: Dusty Miller

When planting containers, the eye tends to be attracted to the plants that stand out the most. While normally these might be blooming plants, it isn’t always the case. This week’s Fun Flower Fact features a striking annual called Dusty Miller, which is known for its attractive silver-grey fuzzy foliage.

  • Dusty Miller is drought-resistant and can take the heat, making it an ideal plant for summer and fall.
  • It can be used effectively both in outdoor container gardening and as border plants in the garden bed.
  • Dusty Miller also repels deer, so planting it around not so deer-resistant plants is a great way to keep them safe from hungry deer.

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