Dusty Miller Siverdust (Cineraria Maritima) - 200 Seeds

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Dusty Miller Siverdust (Cineraria Maritima) - 200 Seeds

•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds

Description:
Start this attractive annual from Dusty Miller seeds! It is known for its attractive silvery-gray foliage and mounding form and makes a lovely accent plant in the border or in containers. Dusty Miller Silverdust has lacy, lobed and deeply cut, silvery gray leaves and grows to 8 - 12 inches tall and wide. Dusty Miller plants can winter over and act like a perennial in warmer areas, and mulching helps it survive the winter. Another common name for Cineraria Maritima is Silver Ragwort. The botanical name may also be Senecio cineraria.

Medicinal Properties:
This plant, which was once held in high regard, is seldomly used today. The sterilized or freshly-squeezed juice of cineraria has been used for cataracts and conjunctivitis (pink eye) to expedite healing. A few drops of the juice were placed into the eye several times daily. This caused a slight burning effect which quickly disappeared.

Planting Instructions:
Cineraria Maritima plants are tolerant of many soils, prefers full sun and a well-drained site. Sow Dusty Miller seeds indoors in starter trays 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Cover the flower seeds lightly with peat moss and keep moist until germination occurs. Transplant seedlings outdoors in the garden after frost season has passed. Space the Dusty Miller plants about 10 inches apart.

Season: Annual
USDA Zones: 6-10
Height: 8-12 inches
Bloom Season: Summer to fall
Average Germ Time: 14-21 days
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 4
Plant Spacing: 10-12 inches