Dusty Miller Plant
Facts about Dusty Miller Plants, Silver-gray foliage with a velvety touch is the hallmark of Dusty Miller Plants. Although the Dusty Miller Plant produces blooms, most gardeners pluck the flowers as soon as they blossom to encourage foliage development. The Dusty Miller Plant can be used with a set of contrasting color flower plants for a subtler look. Dusty Miller Plant is very easy to grow. They are second to none from decorative point of view when it comes to border edging of a garden. The Dusty Miller Plants are mostly perennials, but few like them to grow as annuals.
Propagation of Dusty Miller Plant
Dusty Miller Plant is grown from seeds. The Dusty Miller Plants are seeded directly into the garden two or three weeks before the expected last frost. People, who want to have an early start to their Dusty Miller Plants, sow the seeds indoors in trays or pots, usually six weeks before the last frost. Seeds take two to three weeks to germinate. The soil, in which the seeds are sown, should have average water conditions. It should be just moist rather than being over-wet or more like drained with water. If the germination is being carried out indoors, it is recommended to use a heated germination mat for supply of external threshold energy.
When the seeds are sown in the lawn, they should be covered with a mild layer of soil, so that when it germinates it won’t have to head up much distance to get the air and sun light. 10 – 12 inches (25.4 to 30.5 cm) of spacing would suffice. Dusty Miller Plant is a moderate crowding tolerant.
How to Grow of Dusty Miller Plant
Dusty Miller Plant can grow in full to partial sunlight. They have the ability to tolerate average soil, but the best foliage is seen in rich and well drained soil. The soil should be mixed with compost and manure prior to sowing seeds. When the Dusty Miller Plant are grown as perennials, the owner must select such a site where the plant can grow consistently for years, undisturbed.
They grow 10- 18 inches (25.4 to 45.7 cm) tall. Once the watering is done, top few inches of the soil need to be dry and then only watering should be repeated. Mulching should be done around the plant to keep weeds down.