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Centaurea 'Silver Fountain' (Dusty Miller)

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Helpful articles

Microclimates in your garden. Did you know your whole garden may be a microclimate that allows you to grow plants that would not thrive on the other side of the street? Read this article to learn more.

Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.

Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

Grevilleas for Cold Climates. Live in a colder part of Australia. These grevilleas for can handle it.

Plant description

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Centaurea 'Silver Fountain' is a wonderfully coloured foliage plant with pale silver-blue leaves and mauve flowers in spring and summer. A great low maintenance plant that is great for year round foliage colour, hardy and reliable grower. Suit most soil types as long as they are well drained. Likes a full sun position for best growth, but can also be placed in a lightly shaded spot. Tolerates dry periods once established, and does well in the heat. Cut back hard in autumn if needed to encourage fresh new growth. Good for coastal plantings and for poolside gardens.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Downy mildew in wet periods

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied in spring.

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