Senecio cineraria DC.

Frost hardy, mound-forming, evergreen, biennial, sub-shrub, with ovate to lance-shaped, shallowly or deeply cut, felted, silvery-grey leaves and loose corymbs of mustard yellow flowers in midsummer.  It is usually grown as an annual for its decorative foliage, often in formal bedding displays.  To 60cm.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1633.  [JD]. 

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1857 catalogue only.  [T.312/1857].


Cineraria maritima Wulf. ex Steud. (1840) = Senecio gibbosus DC.

Published Apr 21, 2009 - 04:51 PM | Last updated Feb 23, 2010 - 01:53 PM

More details about Senecio cineraria DC.
Family Asteraceae
Region of origin


  • Cineraria maritima (L.) L.
  • Othonna maritima L.
  • Jacobaea maritima (L.) Pelser & Meijden
Common Name

Dusty Miller

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cineraria maritima 

Confidence level high