Scientific Name: Jacobaea maritima
Common Name: dusty miller
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Africa, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Semi-evergreen
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Group or mass planting, Rock garden, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Tomentose, Ovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Small heads arranged in a corymb, Yellow, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Coral-like appearance, evergreen, often used as an annual in flower beds; leaves alternate, simple, ovate, most blades 5-10cm long x 2-5cm wide, deeply pinnately oblong-lobed, petioles 3-5cm long, covered in white to gray velvety hairs; heads of yellow disc and ray florets ~1.5cm wide, in a loose corymb-like arrangement will appear in summer of the second year (if not removed as a bedding plant).