dusty miller, rose campion
Evergreen, mounding perennial with silvery grey stems and foliage. Lance-shaped leaves to about 8 cm long. Flowers during early summer with bright pink or purple-red flowers, 3 cm across. 'Alba' is a white-flowering cultivar.
Prefers a sunny position or partially shaded position in any well-draining, moderately fertile soil. Cut back flower stems after flowering. Self-seeds.
Gorgeous plant with vivid flower colours and lovely soft grey leaves. Looks great as a ground cover under the grey-leafed Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'. Start with a few plants to gradually fill a space in your garden.
Type of plantHerbaceous - Perennial
Sizefoliage 20 cm tall, flower stems 40-80 cm tall
Landscape Usegroundcover, foliage colour and flower display
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Average
- Coastal tolerance: Average